The State of ICT in Uganda (2019)

This research, under the auspices of Research ICT Africa, was made possible by the support received from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC and SIDA).

The nationally representative ICT access and use survey referenced in this report form part of a survey of 22 countries in the Global South (10 in Africa) that canvasses barriers to access from those not connected, as well as the challenges to optimal Internet usage even where there is coverage or the individual, has connectivity (see After Access 2017).

It draws on ongoing policy research and indicator development done in conjunction with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

This national survey was undertaken with the assistance of the Uganda Communications Commission, the National Information and Technology Authority-Uganda, the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance, and the Uganda Bureau of Statistics. Research ICT Africa’s Uganda partners: Eng. Dr. F. F. “Tusu” Tusubira and Ali Ndiwalana of Knowledge Consulting (KCL), led the fieldwork for which training was performed by Dr. Onkokame Mothobi and was also supported by Jan Schenk of ikapadata. The report was prepared by Dr. Alison Gillwald and Dr. Mothobi with Dr. Tusubira and Ali Ndiwalana.

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