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Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment prospects for Uganda’s youth in the Middle East

The brief examines the likely effects of COVID-19 on Uganda’s semi-skilled youth searching for employment opportunities in the
Middle East.

Is Uganda’s middle class strong enough to deliver national aspirations?

Using the 2016/17 Uganda National Household Survey, this brief provides insights into the size and strength or ability of the middle class in Uganda, to drive the middle-income agenda and prerequisites for building or driving transition into a strong and stable lower middle-income status country. 

Financing Indoor Residual Spraying in Uganda: Cost-cutting options

This brief documents requisite financial resources for funding Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) as a major component of malaria control efforts country-wide, as well as the phased implementation of IRS to the proposed 55 malaria-endemic districts.

Access to justice for domestic violence cases in Uganda

This brief notes that limited funding, limited technical capacity within the justice system may explain the poor access to justice in Uganda. To ensure access to justice for domestic violence survivors, measures are required to build the capacity of officers handling domestic violence cases. Also, there is a need to increase the budget for investigations if more cases are to be prosecuted in the Courts of Law.

Human trafficking in the wake of labour externalisation: How responsive is the justice system?

The brief  recommends measures such as scaling-up public sensitisation on and enforcement of the 2009 law on Prevention of Trafficking in Persons Act, and labour migration guidelines. It also advocates for enhancing the capacity of security agencies to handle human trafficking cases better and strengthening service provision to victim and survivors of trafficking.

Delayed access to justice for Sexual Violence cases in Uganda

This brief examines the reasons for the delayed access to justice by SGBV survivors, and the implication for attaining gender SDG targets. It recommends  raising awareness on rights of SGBV survivors within the justice system and among health practitioners. It also calls for increased financing and staffing within the justice system, as well as an urgent need to invest in investigative infrastructure to facilitate timely prosecution.

Uganda’s performance towards tracking budget allocations for gender equality and women’s empowerment

This brief examines Uganda’s progress towards attainment of SDG Indicator 5.c.1, i.e. to establish whether a system exists to track and make public allocations for gender equality and women’s empowerment

Within the EAC, which countries stand to benefit from the implementation of the AfCFTA

This brief explores how the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will affect EAC countries in terms of tax revenues, trade volumes and poverty. 

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