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Ensuring healthy lives through access to essential, affordable, quality health care for ‘all’ is the cornerstone of sustainable development and is what proponents of Universal Health Care (UHC) advocate for. Although Uganda has made some progress towards UHC, challenges remain with persistent inequality in access to maternal and child care services.

For some time, tax-to-GDP ratio has stagnated at about 13% due to unresponsive overall GDP growth, constraining government’s quest to expand public expenditure to support improved service delivery. This policy brief keenly examines why there is a difference in sector contribution to tax, by looking at the Agricultural sector, Industrial sector, service sector and the informal sector among others.

Taxation for investment in Uganda agricultural sector

The Ugandan agricultural sector is grossly underfunded. The Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries receives only 3 percent of the national budget despite the sector accounting for 70 percent of employment in the country.

The Extent of Gambling in Kampala City

This brief, based on a baseline survey conducted in Kampala city in April 2015, provides insights into the level of participation in the gambling industry.

Targeting right: Regional variation in food crop commercialization

Focusing on the five major crops in Uganda, this policy brief provides evidence on the variation in regional food crop commercialization.It provides evidence in support of the commodity focused approach of targeting specific crops in selected agricultural zones

Why have majority of farmers in Uganda remained in subsistence?

This brief shows that for small holder farmers in Uganda, food self-sufficiency goals override the need to earn income from the market for most households in the second season. Food sufficiency goals could be addressed by improving crop productivity and storage.

A Critical Review of the on Going Public Finance Management Reforms: Are the Reforms Yielding on the Expected Outcomes?

This policy brief examines the progress and impact of the on-going public finance management reforms undertaken by the MFPED since 2012/13.

 Skills Mix for Young Entrepreneurs: The right way to go

With growing youth unemployment challenges, the Government of Uganda is grappling with how to make the youth more enterprising as a means for promoting self-employment. This Policy brief identifies the required skills mix for young entrepreneurs.

Grants versus Loans! What works for Youth Entrepreneurs?

More youth in Uganda are increasingly accessing micro-credit to finance their business enterprises. However, research shows that in-kind grants perform better than cash grants. This policy briefs explores which of the two options-grants or loans, works best for young entrepreneurs.

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