Kampala City is the 13th fastest growing urban centre in the world, with the Jinja-Kampala-Entebbe (JKE) corridor accounting for more than 60 percent of Uganda's GDP
This has come with implications that include; a crippling transportation system resulting into excessive transaction and movement costs; 90 percent of the urban population is employed informally; 70 percent of the population resides in informal settlements and only eight percent of urban dwellers have access to water-borne sanitation.
The JKE corridor is also grappling with the challenge of inadequate integration of the planning process which has created development control and accessibility challenges
Improving the productivity of urban municipalities in the JKE corridor is a key priority, as a driver to strengthen Uganda's economic growth.
Through a demand driven approach, CIG Uganda programme will work sector Ministry, Department and Agencies, local government leadership and sector players in developing adequate capacity and framework for metropolitan planning and development in the Jinja-Kampala- Entebbe corridor(JKE)/ the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area. (GKMA).
CIG is working towards Government of Uganda's ambitions to make the GKMA one of the most attractive cities in the world, through technical support to achieve adequate and integrated spatial planning at regional and municipality level.
Support urban development and productivity to improve the competitiveness of Uganda's cities and urban centres.