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Absorption and Implementation Constraint to Uganda’s National Development Plan (NDP)

To accelerate budget execution in Uganda, this policy brief suggest policy options that will lead to minimization of budget volatility, improvement in budget institutions, delegation and control, transparency and improving the capacity of local government.

Challenges of Mobilising Resources to Finance Uganda’s National Development Plan (NDP)

The fall of global commodity prices  has expanded the budget deficit in Uganda. In addition, the debt market is becoming increasingly costly. Interest payment on both domestic and foreign debt are projected to reach 12 percent of total public expenditures in 2017. This brief provides alternative modes of revenue mobilisation and policy options for NDP financing. 

Health aid achieved a significant impact on reducing both disease severity and burden—with the largest impact on disease burden.

Farmers’ information seeking behaviour patterns are crucial in informing the design of extension activities to enable farmers to obtain the required information from fewer sources.

How Farming Practices Should Shape Single Spine Agriculture Extension Service Provision in Uganda

Uganda’s effort to mitigate rising food insecurity and meet income needs using prevailing farming practice is unsustainable. A transformation in agricultural production and productivity is needed.

Uganda still faces huge deficits across all sectors despite the remarkable progress in infrastructure development made in transport, energy, water and information and communication technology that require financing beyond the public budget ceilings.

Reviving the grappling Education Sector: What can be done?

Statistics show that, Uganda attained its highest primary school completion rate of 63 percent in 2002, after which primary school completion rates have steadily fallen to about 56 percent in 2013

Uganda has undertaken a number of reforms in extension service provision, ranging from a commodity-focused extension system in the colonial times to a farmer demand-driven extension system (National Agricultural Advisory Services-NAADS).

Perspectives and Emerging Issues of Uganda’s External Development Finance Landscape

This policy brief describes the extent of the changes in EDF and how different stakeholders are responding to the changing access to and utilization of external funds.

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