Uganda

Is the 2019/20 Uganda budget pro-poor?

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This paper, written by Dr Miriam Omolo, with support from DI’s Moses Owori, analyses Uganda’s budget for the 2019/20 financial year, focusing on Poverty Action Fund (PAF) allocations to four selected sectors – health, education, agriculture and social protection. An overview of poverty, expenditure, revenue, financing and debt is also provided. Uganda’s Second National Development Plan […]


Five key points from Africa Statistics Week in Uganda

Data use

Between 13 and 18 November the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) marked Africa Statistics Week with a series of events in Kampala. The seven-day event is an extension of African Statistics Day, which was initiated in 1990 to raise public awareness of the importance of statistics in all aspects of socioeconomic and environmental life. The […]


Pro-poor analysis of the 2018/19 Uganda budget

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This paper analyses the Uganda budget for the 2018/19 financial year in the context of poverty and resource availability and use alongside Uganda’s medium-term development framework, the Second National Development Plan (NDPII), and commitments to end poverty. It takes an in-depth look at how the budget is structured in terms of financing and resource allocation […]


Launch of our Spotlight on Uganda

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Date: Wednesday 7 March 2018 Time: 08:30–13:00 (EAT) Location: Grand Imperial Hotel, Kampala, Uganda About: Much of the data that is crucial for development planning and evaluation in Uganda is spread across the respective agencies of government and not presented in easy-to-use formats. Development Initiatives is launching its ‘Spotlight on Uganda’, a free online tool […]


Improving data use to boost budget advocacy in Uganda

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There’s a vibrant budget advocacy community in Uganda made up of a wide range of actors from academics to bold and adversarial civil society groups. These include the Black Monday Movement, and others who undertake advocacy efforts centred on debt, corruption and the environment. But the quality and success of this community is often adversely […]


Pro-poor orientation of the 2017/18 Uganda budget

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According to the Uganda National Household Survey 2016/17, the national poverty rate has increased from 19.7% in 2012/13 to 27% in 2016/17. In absolute terms, the number of poor people increased from 6.6 million to 10.1 million in these years. This increase is attributed to effects of climate change that has affected agricultural production for […]


High Level National Data Forum, Uganda

Data use

Dates: 14–17 November, 2017 Location: Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala, Uganda About: During Africa Statistics week, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics and its key partners will convene a High Level National Data Forum to bring together stakeholders in the National Statistics System. They will discuss ways of harnessing emerging technologies to strengthen partnerships for data and […]


Progress on pro-poor budgeting in Uganda – highlights from a roundtable meeting in Kampala

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We recently published the briefing Pro-poor orientation of budgets: The case of Uganda following Uganda’s 2016/17 annual budget, which was presented to Parliament in June 2016. Our analysis explains how far Uganda’s budget is pro-poor, focusing on four components: Alignment with the national poverty strategies, examining how far budget allocations are consistent with the country’s […]