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Maximizing Benefits of Oil Extraction in Uganda

Recent exploration efforts in Uganda's oil and gas industry have had immense success. The most recent data indicates that about 3.5 billion barrels of crude oil has so far been confirmed to exist underneath the Albertine Valley. This policy brief examines how Uganda can accelerate growth and maintain intergenerational equity using oil resource. 

Lessons for Uganda from the Vietnam Success Story in the Coffee Sub-Sector

This brief uses FAO time series data to show Vietnam's remarkable success in the coffee sub-sector to draw lessons for Uganda. Results reveal that the pathways to Vietnam's success story included: acreage expansion under coffee, input intensification and establishment of effective policies as strategies supported by the government.

Improving Youth Employment Opportunities along Maize Value Chain

The thinking from international development practitioners and government agencies is bent towards harnessing the idea of developing agricultural value chains as potential avenues for creating employment in rural areas, and poverty reduction.

Better Nutrition for Children in Uganda: The Policymaker's Role

This policy brief examines some of the causes of malnutrition amongst women and children in Uganda, including poor feeding practices; lack of breastfeeding, quality solid foods, and supplements; and the absence of weight monitoring for children. 

Trade opportunities from the EU-ACP EPAs: Prospects for the Fresh Fruits and Vegetables subsector in Uganda

With the signing of the EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements in January 2009, Uganda as a member of the ACP, should endeavor to re-strategize itself to benefit from the opportunities such trading blocs create through increased trade. Trade is likely to increase with EPA in place and this is likely to lead to biodiversity conservation challenges amidst the need for increased production. 

Addressing the Poor Nutrition of Ugandan Children

This brief provides evidence on the drivers of poor nutritional status among infants during 1995-2006. Despite Uganda achieving some progress in improving overall welfare status, the country is still far from achieving the goal of improved child nutrition status.

Reducing the Burden of Malaria among Children in Uganda

The brief assesses the cost effectiveness of Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLINs) and Indoor Residual spraying (IRS) as Malaria control programmes in Uganda. We were interested in establishing which of the two methods results in the lowest Malaria incidence/occurrence and associated deaths at a given cost.

Reducing the Burden of Diarrhoea among Urban Households in Uganda

This policy brief examines the cost effectiveness of two water technologies in preventing diarrhoea illness among urban households in Uganda.

Ensuring Adequate Early Childhood Development for Uganda's Children

Although Uganda has made significant progress in reducing child deaths in the past five years, the country still faces major challenges in ensuring adequate early childhood development. This briefing highlights some of the major challenges affecting children during the first five years of life.

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