23 Jun

According to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), green financing is a fundamental component in the mitigation of environmental risks such as climate change, resulting in improved welfare and social benefits, economic resilience and importantly, climate goals. Green finance (GF) is described as any investment, loans, financial products or…

16 Feb

Urbanization is a vehicle to economic prosperity, yet it results in simultaneous growth of slums and gentrification which exacerbate urban poverty. This is due to the rise in rural-urban migration, inadequate planning for productive infrastructure (roads and markets) and communal infrastructure such as health and education facilities, and…

Labour externalisation, especially among Ugandan youth who look for jobs in the Middle East, has been the unprecedented causality of Covid-19. The Middle East provides opportunities for several categories of employees, including drivers, domestic workers, factory workers, security, etc. Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies (UAERA) 2020 report…

17 Jan

Uganda continues to create new administrative units despite the lack of resources to finance their operations. At the start of the 2019/2020 financial year, 7 new districts, namely Karega, Rwampara, Obongi, Kalaki, Madi-Okollo, Kitagwenda and Kazo became operational. This increased the total number of districts to 134. In…

15 Nov

Mind-set Change: will NDP III get it right?

  • By Aida Kibirige Nattabi
  • | Category Blog

The National Development Plan (NDP) III framework taking effect in June 2020 was approved in September 2019. The NDP III outlines 5 objectives and 16 development strategies, to be implemented by the various MDAs and Local Governments.  Of interest is development programme 10: Community Mobilization and Mindset Change, under objective 4…