January 2023

Is the Parish Development Model a Panacea?

Submitted by on Wed, 01/04/2023 - 02:51

A multi-sectoral strategy lauched by the Government of Uganda to create socio-economic transformation by transforming 39% of Ugandan households that are stuck in the subsistence economy into the money economy. The brief highlights that the Parish Development Model can potentially reduce poverty levels among the population. However, there are several emerging concerns that need to be addressed by the Government of Uganda if this strategy is to achieve its intended goals and objectives.

Africa Sustainable Development Goal Progress Report 2021

Submitted by on Wed, 01/04/2023 - 02:48
Observably, the global community is at a critical moment in its pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The outbreak of external factors such COVID-19, is threatening decades of development gains, further delaying the urgent transition to greener, more inclusive economies, and throwing progress on the SDGs even further off track. Regrettably, the SDGs were already off track even before COVID-19 emerged. Progress had been made in poverty reduction, maternal and child health, access to electricity, and gender equality, but not enough to achieve the Goals by 2030.

United Nations Human Rights Report 2021

Submitted by on Wed, 01/04/2023 - 02:47
Evidently,  2021 marked the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, a prolonged crisis that continues to undermine human rights the world over. The pandemic-related inequalities magnified existing gaps between the marginalized and privileged, conflicts erupted and intensified and the deadly consequences of climate change wreaked havoc in many countries. However, focus has been geared towards actively promoting the rights of women and girls and strengthened responses to sexual and gender-based violence especially across the African continent.

Africa Sovereign Credit Rating Review: 2022 Mid Year Outlook

Submitted by on Wed, 01/04/2023 - 02:44

The analysis of the long-term foreign currency sovereign credit rating actions in Africa indicates that there were more sovereign rating downgrades than upgrades. Five countries were downgraded and these included: Burkina Faso; Ghana; Mali; Namibia; and Tunisia – compared to only two upgrades that included Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).