• Edited by Maria Alesi and Leah Eryenyu | Publication

    From the Margins to the Centre: Discourses on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women in Uganda.

    This publication, “From the Margins to the Centre” borrows from Bell Hooks’ seminal critique of mainstream feminism’s centering of white privileged...

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  • Madina Mwagale Gulooba | Publication

    How Inclusive Is Ugandaʿs Social Protection Legal and Policy Framework In Relation To the Informal Economy?

    Uganda has demonstrated commitment to social protection through the enactment of various laws, policies and programs. Nonetheless, gaps still exist...

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  • Import Substitution: Uganda's Post-COVID-19 Industrial Policy Strategy
    Ramathan Ggoobi | Publication

    Import Substitution: Uganda's Post COVID-19 Industrial Policy Strategy

    Since import substitution strategy is not new to Uganda, how can the mistakes that failed it in the past be avoided this time around? What lessons can...

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  • The Political Economy of Economic Transformation
    Frederick Golooba-Mutebi | Publication

    The Political Economy of Economic Transformation in Uganda : A Case Study of Manufacturing

    This report explores the government’s ambitions for structural transformation, focusing specifically on manufacturing. It highlights the government’s...

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  • Fred K. Muhumuza | Publication

    Macroeconomic effects of COVID-19 : Fiscal and Monetary Policy Options for Recovery in Uganda

    This Policy Paper, reviews the options of fiscal and monetary policy actions available that Government of Uganda (GoU) can undertake to manage 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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