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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. 

Uganda's progress towards poverty reduction during the last decade 2002/3-2012/13: Is the gap between leading and lagging areas widening or narrowing?
Using repeated cross-sectional household survey data, this paper reveals that Uganda sustained the growth in improvements in average living standards during the last decade albeit with persistent regional disparities.

This study covers a period of far-reaching economic reform policies and programs in Uganda.

Since the early 1990s, Uganda's development agenda has been driven by the need to eradicate mass poverty.

Poverty and Inequality Dynamics in Uganda:  Insights from the Uganda National Panel Surveys 2005/6 and 2009/10
This paper examines the drivers of income inequality and finds that education remains the key determinant in this regard. Other emerging development challenges require further refinement of current fiscal targeting. 
Addressing the Poor Nutrition of Ugandan Children

This brief provides evidence on the drivers of poor nutritional status among infants during 1995-2006. Despite Uganda achieving some progress in improving overall welfare status, the country is still far from achieving the goal of improved child nutrition status.

Combating chronic poverty in Uganda: towards a new strategy
Using a panel of 3,572 households in the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF) region interviewed in 2004 and in 2008, the paper provides new evidence on chronic poverty in Uganda. While progress in reducing poverty rates has been impressive from 64.6 percent to 52.2 percent, the levels remain high with a significant number of persistently poor households. 
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