• Towards Recovery and Reform
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    Towards Recovery and Reform: Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on the Public Transport Sector in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area

    In addition, the new guidelines issued by Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) on the reopening of public transport in the city show that besides...

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  • 08.04.2020 | News

    FES Corona Africa Brief

    We are pleased to announce the #FESAfricaCoronaBrief. The blog series titled: “Disrupted: How COVID-19 is affecting societies across Africa” will...

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  • Ssanyu Rebecca | Publication, News

    Social Protection for Workers in Uganda’s Informal Economy

    An important reason behind the heightened concern for social protection for the informal economy is its rapid expansion with poor working conditions...

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    Ramathan Ggoobi | Publication

    From Paper to Practice: Implementing Uganda's Industrialisation Agenda

    There is a popular saying that Uganda is good at making good policies/plans but poor at implementing them.

    However, information about Uganda’s...

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    Alan Boswell | Publication

    Do Local Peace Deals Work? Evidence from South Sudan’s Civil War

    This paper maps five cases of recent local level peace deals in South Sudan between 2014 and 2018 to identify key criteria that strengthen the...

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Governance and Participation

Good governance and inclusive participation are key principles of democracy and social justice. Friedrich–Ebert–Stiftung recognises the importance of good governance as a means and end to building strong systems to serve and protect the interests of all citizens and foster sustainable development.


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Young Leaders Forum

In Uganda, two policy documents govern the discussions and actions relating to youth affairs. The 2016 National Youth Policy and the 2017 National Youth Policy Action Plan. In both these documents, Uganda boosts of having one of the youngest population in the world and young people make up the majority of her population.


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Uganda Press Photo Award

The Ugandan Press Photo Award is a photography competition open to Ugandan photojournalists and photographers. It is also a platform for exchanging thoughts and ideas about photography as a medium, through a series of workshops, exhibitions, talks, discussions, portfolio reviews and film screenings. 


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Oil and Gas Revenues and Economic Transformation

Despite Uganda's consistently high economic growth, the trickledown effect has been slow in reaching the majority of the population. This has created hefty income disparity which has translated to unjust overall development. 


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Social Justice in the Urban Economy

Urbanisation and increasing populations in urban areas have led to many problems. Issues stemming from urbanisation include social issues, economic and environmental problems through urban sprawl. These problems include pollution, urban poverty, overcrowding and traffic, depletion of resources, land conflicts, unemployment, high crime rates and lawlessness and development of slums.



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In Uganda, talking about development and poverty reduction cannot be done without taking into account the land question.

The importance of land in Uganda is huge, and the land issue is gaining more and more importance. The number of conflicts, both in court as well as out of court, is undeniably on the rise, tensions are increasing and ownership of land is becoming a political debate.


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