By using existing data, and working directly with a selection of local agencies led by the Inspectorate of Government, a corruption monitoring tool was developed to track corruption in Uganda on an annual basis. At the end of the first year of the project, a set of corruption performance data was publically validated in a forum led by the Ugandan Inspectorate General of Government and the First Annual Report on tracking corruption trends in Uganda was launched. Currently, the project is in its second year of monitoring. Ongoing operations are now managed jointly by the Ugandan Inspectorate of Government and the Economic Policy Research Center, a research center affiliated with Makerere University. The Parliament has been engaged as a data provider and user, and efforts are now underway to develop a Peer Review Group of NGOs to comment on drafts of the annual reports. On November 15, 2011, the Inspectorate General of Government disseminated publicly the DTM’s Second Annual Report on Corruption. The project reflects an increasing level of government involvement and ownership, and notable opportunity for long-term sustainability.
To date, the following have emerged from the project: