Human Capital Development

How Specific Resilience Pillars Mitigate the Impact of Drought on Food Security: Evidence from Uganda

Submitted by on Wed, 01/04/2023 - 03:40

This policy brief analyzes the resilience of Ugandan households to food security in the event of drought. Findings from the brief indicate that drought undermines food security by reducing both the amount of food consumed and the number of times a household eats in a day. The brief recommends the need to invest in improving household resilience through investing in early warning systems to enhance access to climate related information to the vulnerable groups. This will ensure household preparedness and adaptation. (EPRC, August 2021)


Population, Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainable Development

Submitted by on Wed, 01/04/2023 - 03:37

This policy brief provides an evidence based understanding of the interrelationships between demographic trends and food systems, food security and nutrition. The brief highlights the need to feed the growing population in a manner that is healthy, equitable and sustainable. United Nations (DESA), April 2021.

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UNDESA 2021 Policy Brief.pdf


Empowering Women Through Public Procurement and Enabling Inclusive Growth

Submitted by on Wed, 01/04/2023 - 03:35

This policy brief summarizes the key challenges that women-owned and women-led businesses face when competing for public procurement opportunities. Public procurement has the potential to create equal outcomes for women and men through supporting decent employment and responsible business practices. The brief recommends the need to increase access for women-owned businesses as well as gender-responsive enterprises to facilitate the inclusion of disadvantaged and underrepresented suppliers. (UN-Women, Nov 2021)

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How Specific Resilience Pillars Mitigate the Impact of Drought on Food Security: Evidence from Uganda

Submitted by on Tue, 11/08/2022 - 16:43

This policy brief analyzes the resilience of Ugandan households to food security in the event of drought. Findings from the brief indicate that drought undermines food security by reducing both the amount of food consumed and the number of times a household eats in a day. The brief recommends the need to invest in improving household resilience through investing in early warning systems to enhance access to climate related information to the vulnerable groups. This will ensure household preparedness and adaptation. (EPRC, August 2021)


Population, Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainable Development

Submitted by on Tue, 11/08/2022 - 16:40

This policy brief provides an evidence based understanding of the interrelationships between demographic trends and food systems, food security and nutrition. The brief highlights the need to feed the growing population in a manner that is healthy, equitable and sustainable. United Nations (DESA), April 2021.

Readmore: https://www.un.org/development/desa/pd/sites/www.un.org.development.desa.pd/files/undesa_pd_2021_policy_brief.pdf


Empowering Women Through Public Procurement and Enabling Inclusive Growth

Submitted by on Tue, 11/08/2022 - 16:37

This policy brief summarizes the key challenges that women-owned and women-led businesses face when competing for public procurement opportunities. Public procurement has the potential to create equal outcomes for women and men through supporting decent employment and responsible business practices. The brief recommends the need to increase access for women-owned businesses as well as gender-responsive enterprises to facilitate the inclusion of disadvantaged and underrepresented suppliers. (UN-Women, Nov 2021)


How Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Affect Births

Submitted by on Thu, 05/05/2022 - 15:39

This policy brief provides a snapshot on the effects of COVID-19 on the fertility rates. Based on available reported data from UNFPA and the Short Term Fertility Fluctuation (STFF) study, the brief indicates that there were no signs of dramatic increases or decreases in fertility due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Short term effects were observed in a range of highly developed countries but these reverted to pre-pandemic levels and trends shortly after.


Saving Lives and Improving Health Outcomes Through Increased Access to Contraceptives

Submitted by on Thu, 05/05/2022 - 15:38

This policy brief gives an insight on how USAID ensures an uninterrupted supply of quality Family Planning commodities through the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. Having a choice of modern contraceptives allows couples to plan and space births, ensuring families to have means to properly care for their children. Access to voluntary family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) services is vital for safe motherhood and healthy families.


Challenges Faced by Adolescent Girls in Urban Areas of Uganda and the Case for Targeted Social Protection Programs

Submitted by on Thu, 05/05/2022 - 15:37

This policy brief provides a snapshot of the unique challenges faced by adolescent girls in urban areas. It also makes the case for transformative social protection programs that address structural barriers to the economic and social inclusion of adolescent girls. In light of the findings, the brief recommends the need for community sensitization against sexual and physical abuse, and enforcement of laws to protect adolescent girls in urban settings.


Digital technologies uptake still low in Ugandan Secondary and Tertiary institutions

Submitted by on Thu, 02/03/2022 - 00:59

This policy brief gives an insight on how the utilisation of digital technologies in the delivery of education services is still very low, leaving the majority of students to lag behind in a changing world. The brief highlights visible efforts to integrate digital technologies in education in Uganda. Teachers are still relying more on the traditional “chalk and talk” teaching method rather than embracing the use of digital technologies.


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