In response to a request for IMF technical assistance (TA) by the Ugandan authorities and in consultation with the IMF's African Department (AFR), a government finance statistics (GFS) TA mission from the IMF's Statistics Department visited Kampala during July 8-18, 2014. The mission was led by Mr. Rocha, with participation by Mr. Robinson. Mr. Johan Mathisen, the IMF GFS Advisor at the East Africa Technical Assistance Center (AFRITAC), and an East African Community (EAC) Secretariat representative, Mr. Michael Gitau, participated in the mission. The mission was undertaken within the context of project STA_UGA_2015_04 and was aligned with the improvement of fiscal data requirements associated with the convergence criteria under the East African Monetary Union (EAMU) Protocol.
The main objectives of the mission were to (i) assist the Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development (MOFPED) and the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) in the compilation and dissemination of GFS in accordance with the guidelines of the Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001/14 (GFSM 2001/14); and (ii) provide GFS training to counterpart staff.