Policy Briefs

A BRIEF ON PERFORMANCE OF DONOR FUNDED PROJECTS IN AGRICULTURE SECTOR What are the Trends?

Submitted by on Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:42

Government prioritizes agriculture as the key driver for national growth, wealth creation, employment and food security. Recently, the budget allocation has been doubled although remaining relatively low compared to sectors like Public Administration and Works, Housing and Urban development to mention but a few.


A BRIEF ON EMERGING GLOBAL CHALLENGES IN RESPECT TO CLIMATE RELATED HAZARDS AND URBANISATION

Submitted by on Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:40

Development of all nations depends on the ability for young children’s healthier growth to become able and energetic youthful persons to catalyse all growth initiatives. Climate Change and urbanisation have been identified as major challenges that will have an increasingly significant impact on wellbeing of the world inhabitants especially children of the developing world in the coming decades.


A BRIEF ON DECENTRALIZED PENSION REFORMS IN UGANDA Why the slow payment of Pensioners?

Submitted by on Fri, 03/09/2018 - 10:41

The Pension and Gratuity budget is entirely funded by government of Uganda (GOU). From July 2015, payment of the pensions and gratuity was decentralized to MDAs and LGs which began with staff that retired in FY 2014/15.All issues of approvals of payments to pensioners were transferred to Accounting officers of these MDAs and LGs and Central Governmen


A BRIEF ON IMPROVING ACCESS TO RURAL MICROFINANCE. What must be done?

Submitted by on Mon, 07/10/2017 - 09:25

Microfinance in Uganda has since the 1990’s gained wide recognition for the role it plays in providing financial services to the low income households and the rural poor in particular. Government has geared its efforts towards developing and expanding the outreach of Micro –Finance Services to the low income earners especially in rural areas.



A BRIEF ON SIGNALS FROM GLOBAL COMMODITY PRICES 2016

Submitted by on Mon, 07/10/2017 - 07:17

1. Weak commodity prices signal small global growth- barron’s

With warming labels plastered these days on every conceivable surface of commodities global growth may be hampered with. More information can be accessed on the following link.   http://www.barrons.com/articles/weak-commodity-prices-signal-slowing global

 2. Commodity prices signal market bottom- financial times