Pro-poor orientation of budgets: The case of Uganda

Date 21 July 2016

Time 07.30–11.00 EAT

Location Golf Course Hotel, Kampala, Uganda

Development Initiatives will hold a dissemination workshop to discuss the findings of the paper ‘Pro-poor orientation of budgets: The case of Uganda’. This publication looks at Uganda’s budgets (fiscal year 2015/16 and 2016/17), assessing their appropriateness in dealing with the poverty challenges the country faces.

The paper proposes a framework for assessing the pro-poor orientation of national budgets and notes several best practices in Uganda that other countries could consider. It also notes possible areas of improvement for Uganda, especially in the better targeting of the Poverty Action Fund and the alignment of sector budgets to the National Development Plan.

Format and speakers

The breakfast meeting will start with a speech and a presentation of the findings by the research team. There will then be a panel discussion on pro-poor budgeting, featuring a range of experts – both government and non-state actors, as well as academics. This will be followed by an open moderated discussion.

Opening remarks Momodou Touray, Poverty Research Director, Development Initiatives

Presenter Emmanuel Keith Kisaame, Research Analyst, Development Initiatives

For further details on this event, or to register your attendance, please contact Sophie Nampewo Kakembo on or Tel: +256 – 782 – 639980

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