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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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  • Publication
    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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  • 22.05.2019 | News, Event

    Workers’ consultative meeting on the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2019

    Hon. Agnes Kunihira said that the current Employment Act of 2006 is wanting in terms of clauses that protect breast-feeding mothers, casual labourers...

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  • Dr. Madina Guloba
    | Event, News

    Advancing Social Protection for Women Workers in Uganda for Gender Equality and Equity

    Despite the existence of social protection legal and institutional frameworks and policies, the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development...

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  • Community information needs in the oil and gas sector in Uganda
    Peter Magelah Gwayaka | Publication

    Community Information Needs in the Oil and Gas sector in Uganda

    The extractives sector, particularly the oil and gas sector, has been shrouded in secrecy, denial and limited access to information. This has left...

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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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