The PIR report has been completed after full participation of the stakeholders from Government ministries, departments and agencies, civil society, private sector, academia and media. The PIR further described the perspective of National Development Plans, reviewed the status and trends of biodiversity, the economic sectors and their associated negative and positive biodiversity and ecosystem trends; sector policies, and practices; and described financial and economic drivers.
This review analysed biodiversity financing based on four major ministries of agriculture, tourism, energy and water and environment. The findings revealed that on average biodiversity was allocated about UGX 91 billion in real terms per fiscal year that translates to about 1.2 per cent of the annual budget for GOU. The biodiversity budget allocations were linearly increasing at an average rate of about UGX 7.8 billion in real terms per fiscal year. Furthermore, the distribution of biodiversity budget allocations across the seven strategic objectives was also analysed. Findings revealed that about 46 per cent of the biodiversity budget was allocated for strengthening stakeholders’ partnerships and policy formulation, 14 per cent was allocated for capacity building for research on biodiversity, 13 per cent was allocated for reducing and managing negative impacts while enhancing positive impacts on biodiversity, 18,6 per cent was allocated for enhancing awareness and education on biodiversity among stakeholders, and finally 8,5 per cent was allocated for promoting sustainable use and equitable sharing of costs and benefits of biodiversity.