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Governments’ financing of social protection initiatives dismal

The need for multi-faced interventions from both state and non-state actors is essential in addressing various vulnerabilities within different social groups.

Rural women entrepreneurs in Uganda continue to face multiple challenges that impede their enterprise growth and expansion, despite pragmatic interventions from government and non-state actors to enhance entrepreneurship.

Urban areas in Uganda are increasingly facing competition for their resources in the face of rising population. More than one out of every five Ugandans are residing in urban areas and the urban population is expected to triple in next two decades.

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.

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