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This brief is extracted from a study on cage culture and aquaculture park technologies in Uganda conducted by EPRC and National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI). The brief demonstrates that favorable and bullish international fish prices have supported steady foreign exchange earnings to Uganda, amidst declining volumes of fish exports

The role of the public sector in incentivizing the update of climate resilient seeds in Uganda

This brief highlights the need to access to quality seeds in building climate resilient value chains because it promotes improved quantity and quality of agricultural products.

In light of the likely negative impacts of gambling, the industry needs to be strictly controlled, well regulated and effectively policed. Presently, the gambling industry is regulated by the National Lotteries Board (NLB) and is guided by the National Lotteries Act of 1967, the Gaming and Pool Betting (Control and Taxation) Act of 1968, and an addendum of statutory guidelines introduced in 2012/13.

Leadership and Access to Safe Water: Key Determinants of Improved Handwashing

This brief highlights that between 2014 and 2015, the West Nile region registered an improvement of 3.6% in the proportion of people with access to handwashing facilities. Such efforts propelled the region from seventh to third place with regards to this indicator nationally.

Absenteeism: Key Driver of Poor Performance in Primary Education

In this brief, the reader will note that spatial analysis of budget allocations and pre-selected education indicators suggests that whilst receiving a primary education releases per capita lower than in eight other sub-regions, Elgon accounts for the highest completion rate nationwide.

Creating an enabling policy environment for agricultural finance to support climate risk management in Uganda

The impacts of climate hazards such as floods and droughts have significant consequences for the development of agricultural value chains. These impacts are critical in developing countries such as Uganda, which rely heavily on the agricultural sector to meet their economic and food security needs.

Ensuring healthy lives through access to essential, affordable, quality health care for ‘all’ is the cornerstone of sustainable development and is what proponents of Universal Health Care (UHC) advocate for. Although Uganda has made some progress towards UHC, challenges remain with persistent inequality in access to maternal and child care services.

For some time, tax-to-GDP ratio has stagnated at about 13% due to unresponsive overall GDP growth, constraining government’s quest to expand public expenditure to support improved service delivery. This policy brief keenly examines why there is a difference in sector contribution to tax, by looking at the Agricultural sector, Industrial sector, service sector and the informal sector among others.

Taxation for investment in Uganda agricultural sector  (2)

The Ugandan agricultural sector is grossly underfunded. The Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries receives only 3 percent of the national budget despite the sector accounting for 70 percent of employment in the country.

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