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Uganda’s Agricultural Sector at Crossroads: Is it a myth or a reality?

This Policy Brief explains the persisting impediments that have constrained the transformation of the agriculture sector in Uganda. The brief offers conclusions and policy actions government should undertake to change the agricultural sector for the better. 

Education, Marriage, Fertility and Work Choices of Young Women in Uganda

Despite the existence of several policies and laws aimed at empowering women to participate as equal partners in development, a number of challenges remain in Uganda. This policy brief explores links between educational attainment, age of marriage and childbirth, and labour market among young Ugandans (15-24 years of age).

Facilitating financial inclusion through promoting the use of mobile money as a saving avenue

Mobile money has gained so much prominence in the developing world in recent times due to its potential to bring on board the financially excluded people. This policy brief however examines the probable reasons why the saving strand has remained unpopular within both the Mobile Network Operators (MNO) and amongst the population.

Policy Brief: Improving the Ware House Receipt System in Uganda

This brief evaluates efforts towards the WRS and provides information that will be helpful to the UWRSA in aligning its activities for a public E-WRS in Uganda. It draws findings and policy recommendations from a study on the Uganda Warehouse Receipt Systems: improving market competitiveness and service delivery conducted EPRC.

Healthcare coverage and equity – Towards Universal Health Care in Uganda

Accelerating Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is feasible if Uganda institutes and effectively implements a coherent set of health sector policy reforms. This policy brief provides an understanding of UHC progress in Uganda, by examining healthcare coverage and equity based on reproductive, maternal, new-born, and child health (RMCH) intervention areas.

A Review of Health Infrastructure and Workforce Critical for Delivering Universal health Coverage in Uganda

This brief summarises the findings of a study on the status of critical health infrastructure and workforce needed to deliver Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Uganda. There are fundamental challenges with the health infrastructure needed to deliver UHC and the health workforce density is too low to expand population-based healthcare services. 

Low literacy levels likely to impede rural women’s success in business

Education levels for women especially in rural areas and among the youth is still low and hence most likely to miss out of government programmes that aim to uplift their livelihoods such as those targeting income enhancement. This policy brief focuses on the characteristics and performance of Uganda Women entrepreneurs within the global context in order to inform UWEP implementation and targeting.

Governments’ financing of social protection initiatives dismal

The need for multi-faced interventions from both state and non-state actors is essential in addressing various vulnerabilities within different social groups.

Rural women entrepreneurs in Uganda continue to face multiple challenges that impede their enterprise growth and expansion, despite pragmatic interventions from government and non-state actors to enhance entrepreneurship.

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