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.
This Fact Sheet looks at the salient features of the extent of inclusiveness of the pension sector coverage in Uganda and lists the viable policy implications. It takes into consideration, coverage by geographical location and gender among others.
- Background To The Budget FY 2018/19
- Sustainable Development Report: 2018
- Poverty Status Report 2018
- Annual Economic Performance Report 2016/17
- Private Sector Development Report 2018
Uganda’s economy remained resilient amidst national, regional and international challenges in FY 2016/17. The resilience of the economy was mainly attributed to the employed prudent monetary and fiscal policy measures.
The 2016/17 Uganda National Household Survey (UNHS) is the sixth in a series of national household surveys that Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) has undertaken. The survey collected information on socio-economic characteristics at both household and community levels.
The State of Uganda Population Report 2017 was compiled under the theme, "Transforming Uganda's Economy to harness the Demographic Dividend for Sustainable Development”. The report covered the entire economy, identified the gaps and made recommendations to help fix the bottlenecks.
The Annual Report on Tracking Corruption Trends in Uganda, using the Data Tracking Mechanism (DTM), is the fourth in a series of annual reports published by the Inspectorate of Government (IGG), since 2010, with the support of development partners. For more information visit the following link:
The Debt Sustainability Analysis (DSA) update indicated that Uganda remains at low risk of debt distress. The Ugandan authorities are in a phase of scaling up public investment in infrastructure to support high and sustainable growth over the medium- and long-term. As a result, debt is projected to continue increasing until these projects are completed and the expected growth dividend kicks in.
The Auditor General’s mandate under Article 163 (3) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda and as amplified by Sections 13 (1) and 19 of the National Audit Act, 2008, is to audit and report to Parliament on the public accounts of Uganda and of all public offices including the courts, the central and local government administrations, Universities and public institutions
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