The EcoMobility SHIFT+ is a methodology designed for cities to measure the performance in urban mobility and make informed decisions based on the areas that need improvement. Jinja, Uganda is one of the pioneer cities for EcoMobility SHIFT+ in Africa. One key benefit of this process is that it will engage different key actors and learn from outcomes.
An EcoMobility Steering Committee was formed to collect qualitative and quantitative data to analyze the transport system of Jinja. A Strategy Meeting was organized with representatives from the municipal authority, Boda and Matatus Associations, traffic police, press, and private sectors to identify the short- and long-term intervention areas.
The EcoMobility score for Jinja is 30% out of 100%, indicating that substantial efforts are needed to implement ecomobility. This is primarily due to the lack of an institution to plan and implement transport policies and services, although mobility is a critical issue faced by the residents.