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A Review of Health Infrastructure and Workforce Critical for Delivering Universal health Coverage in Uganda

This brief summarises the findings of a study on the status of critical health infrastructure and workforce needed to deliver Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Uganda. There are fundamental challenges with the health infrastructure needed to deliver UHC and the health workforce density is too low to expand population-based healthcare services. 

Low literacy levels likely to impede rural women’s success in business

Education levels for women especially in rural areas and among the youth is still low and hence most likely to miss out of government programmes that aim to uplift their livelihoods such as those targeting income enhancement. This policy brief focuses on the characteristics and performance of Uganda Women entrepreneurs within the global context in order to inform UWEP implementation and targeting.

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.

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