25 Oct

A larger part of the world’s working population earns its livelihood from the informal economy.[1] Informality is herein defined as non-registration of business for taxation and incorporation purpose. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that informal employment comprises about 72 percent of non-agricultural employment in Sub-Saharan Africa and…

22 Oct

Globally, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly disrupted education systems forcing learners and some schools to shift to virtual learning to curb the spread of the pandemic. While the pandemic has caused a drastic shift to digital learning spaces for mostly urban and children from well-to-do…

30 Sep

COVID-19 and its containment measures in Uganda, especially lockdowns, have resulted into new inequalities and exacerbated the existing gaps between the rich and the poor, including the vulnerable[1]. However, a more credible and supportive fiscal policy could reduce the intensity and magnitude of the expected increase in socio-economic…

30 Aug

Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc and reverse the gains made in creating resilient and sustainable social-economic systems supporting young people’s lives, livelihoods and businesses. For instance, the International Labour Organisation shows that one in six young people aged 18-29 stopped working (about 17.4 percent) because…