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Uganda and Poverty

  • Capital: Kampala
  • Population: 33398682
  • Size: 236040.0 Km2

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Governance of-non-state social protection initiatives: implications for addressing gendered vulnerability to poverty in Uganda
F.K. Muhanguzi; F. Muhumuza; J. Okello / Partnership for African Social and Governance Research 2016
Non-state actors (NSAs) are offering social protection services in Uganda to address vulnerabilities associated with poverty. Information is limited on their adequacy and efficacy and how their governance mechanisms address ge...
Shame, social exclusion and the effectiveness of anti-poverty programmes
R. Walker / Department for International Development, UK 2012
A two year qualitative investigation of the nature and consequences of shame associated with poverty was conducted in seven settings located in rural Uganda and India; urban China, Pakistan, Korea and United Kingdom; and small town an...
Income security for all Ugandans in old age
Expanding Social Protection Programme, Uganda 2016
Uganda has a rich tradition of care and respect for the elderly. But, as in all societies, this informal system of support – while still functioning for some – is, for many others, beginning to weaken as a result of poverty,...
Poverty, vulnerabiity and inequality in Uganda
Expanding Social Protection Programme, Uganda 2016
According to existing survey analysis, Uganda has made steady progress in poverty reduction over the past decade. However, these gains have not been experienced evenly, with large disparities in poverty levels across geographic areas ...
The role of social protection programmes in supporting education in conflict-affected situations
R. Holmes / UNESDOC: Online UNESCO documents 2010
This background paper examines the role of social protection programmes in supporting education in conflict-affected contexts. It looks at the impact, design and implementation issues of social protection programme experience in ...
Expanding lessons from a randomised impact evaluation of cash and food transfers in Ecuador and Uganda
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
There is now substantial evidence that periodic cash transfers to poor households as a form of social protection, particularly when conditional on complementary investments in child schooling and health, can lead to substantial and su...
How should Uganda grow?
Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2014
Income per capita in Uganda has doubled in the last 20 years. However, economic growth has been concentrated in non-tradable activities and faces challenges, including rapid rural population growth, high dependency ratios and an appro...
Services sector development in Uganda: the role of financial services
Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa 2011
The objectives of financial sector reform in Uganda were interest liberalisation, reducing directed credit, improving prudential regulation, privatisating financial intermediaries, reducing reserve requirements, liberalisation of secu...
Financial inclusion in Uganda
CARE International Urban Poverty 2014
Since 2001 the Ugandan government has taken steps to double the number of adults accessing formal financial services from 28% in 2009 to 54% in 2013. However, 2.6 million adults remain excluded (15% of the adult population) and usage ...
Reducing old age and economic vulnerabilities: why Uganda should improve its pension system
World Bank 2014
Despite Uganda’s young population, there is an urgent need for pension reform. Limited social protection is leaving vulnerable elderly members of society exposed to poverty, a situation that is exacerbated by the fact that few w...
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Expanding Social Protection Programme, Uganda (ESP)
The Expanding Social Protection (ESP) Programme is a Government of Uganda Programme implemented under the Ministry of Gender, Labour & Social Development.
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