Based on the PMDU Principle of Prioritization, the Education Thematic area prioritized at improving teacher attendance to duty was chosen as being foundational to improving the quality of education before among other factors. The main focus has been dedicated to UPE schools in 20 districts in the Eastern region of Uganda. The choice of the districts was based on national performance of districts in primary leaving examinations (PLE) in 2015. Incidentally the worst performing districts were all from the Eastern part of Uganda with the exception being Kayunga and Buvuma districts. The focus districts include Bududa, Bugiri, Bukwo, Bulambuli, Buvuma, Buyende, Kaliro, Kapchorwa, Kayunga, Kween, Luuka, Manafwa, Mayuge , Mbale, Namutumba, Pallisa, Serere, Sironko, Soroti and Tororo.