Uganda Development Information Center

The World Bank is a leader in social and economic development research, data collection, and knowledge dissemination and provides access to a wealth of information through its print and online resources.

As part of the World Bank’s policy to be open about its activities and to explain its work to the widest possible audience, the Development Information Centres (DICs) were established worldwide in 1993 to disseminate information on the Bank and its operations.

The Uganda Development Information Center is an open-access reference library that serves as a one-stop shop for people looking for World Bank documents and information on the Bank’s operations.

UDIC Resources

Project and Operational Documents

The core collection of the UDIC includes operational documents on Uganda such as Economic and Sector Works, Project Identification Documents, Project Appraisal Documents, Country Assistance Strategy, Environmental Assessments, Loan and Credit Agreements etcetera.

Data and Statistics Publications

Leading international development publications including World Development Indicators, Africa Development Indicators, World Development Report, Global Economic Prospects are available at the UDIC.

  • Data Query database, which offers a five-year, 54-indicators segment of the World Development Indicators, is freely accessible here:


Current World Bank published documents on a range of development topics.

Audio-Visual Materials

Several resources are available in CD-ROM and DVD formats.

Ugandan Government Publications

Statistical Abstracts, Budget Estimates, Economic Surveys, Expenditure Reviews, Population Census Reports, some Bills and Acts, Development Plans, Central Bank reports, and other miscellaneous government publications.

Development Agencies Reports

General development related reports from other development agencies and partners.

An Online Treasure Store

At the UDIC, you have free online access to a collection of development databases and resources including:

  • Access to World Bank project documents and publications full-text
  • Access to more than 2,200 leading international periodicals and journals full-text
  • Access to databases on development and research
Our Services at a Glance
  • Free copies of operational documents
  • Free Internet services
  • Guidance on access to specific information on the World Bank’s operations
  • Reference services through telephone, mail, fax or e-mail
  • Photocopy and printing services at a small fee
  • Ample reading room and a scenic outdoor garden space if you need a break
  • Nearby canteen for refreshments at affordable prices
Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed on weekends and public holidays
* Opening hours are subject to change without notice

Who can Access the UDIC?

Access to the UDIC is free. It is open to all members of the public.

Online Access to the UDIC catalogue

Visit the Online Catalogue to access bibliographic details of the information resources that are available in the Uganda Public Information Center.

Depository Libraries in Uganda

World Bank documents are also available locally in the following libraries:

  • Parliament of Uganda Library
  • Uganda Management Institute
  • PIC, World Bank Office, Plot 1, Lumumba Avenue, Floor 1, Rwenzori House

UDIC Location

Plot 51, Pool Road, Makerere University Campus

Postal Address

PO Box 7841, Kampala, Uganda

Contact the UDIC

Telephone: +256 414 – 540141/541023/541024
Fax: +256 414 – 541022