Uganda eliminated 5,500 ‘ghost workers’…in total, Uganda has eliminated almost 14,000 ghosts out of an establishment of a little over 300,000 public servants.

— Public Finance International, 2016

Since 2002, the Government of Uganda has used the FreeBalance Accountability Suite™ as an Integrated Personnel and Payroll System (IPPS). Implementation of IPPS was part of the public service reform program aimed at strengthening accountability and improved service delivery through automation of human resource functions and provision of reliable and timely information for decision making. The payroll system manages the entire public service workforce.

Recent upgrades to the IPPS enable automation of all human resource functions and processes, as well as seamless integration with other government systems notably the Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS), the National Security Information System and programme-based budgeting.

Results

Open Budget Index

The Government of Uganda has achieved an improvement of close to 30% in its Open Budget Index scores and remains well ahead of the global average.

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