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Policy Brief: Improving the Ware House Receipt System in Uganda

This brief evaluates efforts towards the WRS and provides information that will be helpful to the UWRSA in aligning its activities for a public E-WRS in Uganda. It draws findings and policy recommendations from a study on the Uganda Warehouse Receipt Systems: improving market competitiveness and service delivery conducted EPRC.

Healthcare coverage and equity – Towards Universal Health Care in Uganda

Accelerating Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is feasible if Uganda institutes and effectively implements a coherent set of health sector policy reforms. This policy brief provides an understanding of UHC progress in Uganda, by examining healthcare coverage and equity based on reproductive, maternal, new-born, and child health (RMCH) intervention areas.

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. 

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