The impact of the cost of politics on inclusive political participation in Uganda

This study of the cost of politics in Uganda analyses the expenditure of individuals running for political office, and the cost of maintaining that office.

The report finds that the cost of getting elected to parliament is 132% of the average annual salary of an MP. It highlights a number of consequences of this high cost, including young people being shut out of politics.

The report also contains a number of recommendations to ensure more inclusive access to politics in Uganda.

The Uganda Cost of Politics reports is part of a series of studies into the cost of politics around the world, by NIMD and Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD). All the reports can be found on our joint cost of politics website.

This report was prepared by the Public Policy Institute (PPI), with funding and support from NIMD and WFD.