Social protection is a key policy tool that has served as a powerful lever to reduce poverty and inequality including advancing inclusive economic growth. Themed “promoting social protection and ensure equity and equality in harnessing the Demographic Dividend”, State of Uganda’s population Report, 2019 demonstrates the potential of social protection systems to promote inclusive development that leaves no one behind for example; reducing poverty, inequality, and promoting social inclusion.
The report presents a case for activating transformative agro-industrialization (AGI) in the context of Uganda’s proposed national industrial policy. It outlines the urgent need for government to shift the country’s economic center of gravity from low value agriculture to value-added manufacturing.
Human capital is critical not only to the productivity of society but also to the functioning of its political, social and civic institutions. The 2018 Human Development Report indicates that Uganda’s Human Development Index stands at 0.516 in 2017, placing the country at 162nd position out of 189 countries worldwide. This report envisages governments, businesses, education providers and civil society institutions to identify key areas for focus and investment.
The report provides over-arching findings and recommendations necessary for improving the quality of primary education in Uganda. In particular, the report is useful in: informing the finalization of the review of the Education White Paper; improving teacher training mechanisms and policies; improving adequacy of the curriculum; strengthening policies and guidelines regarding community participation; inspection; providing status for the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Education for All; and informing policy planning and the Uganda Vision 2040.