Human Capital Development

URBRA 2021 PRESS DIGEST

Submitted by on Wed, 09/14/2022 - 16:32

This Report comprises of information on the performance of the Pension Sector over the years. The 2021 digest presents a range of demographic indicators relevant to retirement savings within Uganda and across the East African region. It presents the non-financial information and key financial aspects, such as Contributions, Benefits, Expenses, Assets, Investments and their performance, both over the past year and the longer term.


OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA

Submitted by on Wed, 07/13/2022 - 12:13

The AfCFTA agreement is likely to foster industrialization and regional competitiveness through the creation of regional value chains and improved agro-processing. The success of such value chains will, however, depend on addressing identified key challenges to women’s effective participation in them.


World Health Statistics Report 2021

Submitted by on Wed, 05/25/2022 - 11:21

The World Health Statistics Report 2021, published by World Health Organization, sheds light on the human toll and impact of COVID-19, highlighting the importance of tracking inequalities and the urgency to accelerate progress to get back on track and recover equitably with the support of robust data and health information systems.

The Report indicates that persisting inequalities continue to impact population health and therefore recommends the need to focus on the equitable distribution and access of quality healthcare services across the globe. 


School Reopening in Uganda After The COVID-19 Lockdowns: Preparedness, Attrition, Challenges and Prospects for Recovery

Submitted by on Thu, 05/05/2022 - 16:34

This report explored the preparedness of private schools to reopen fully, the level of attrition among students and teachers, the challenges in keeping schools open in the future and the perceptions about the recovery pathways of the sector to the pre-pandemic period.

Read More: EPRC, April 2022 - https://eprcug.org/publication/challenges-faced-by-adolescent-girls-in-urban-areas-of-uganda


State of the World Population 2022

Submitted by on Thu, 05/05/2022 - 16:33

The Report presents “The case for action in the neglected crisis of unintended pregnancy.” According to the Report, unintended pregnancies have societal roots and global consequences. The Report raises important findings on how the negative consequences of unintended pregnancy would not have occurred if the women experiencing them had been empowered to make conscious and deliberate choices over their fertility and reproductive futures.


Strengthening Logistics Preparedness for Infectious Disease Response in Uganda

Submitted by on Thu, 05/05/2022 - 16:33

The outbreak of infectious diseases like Ebola virus disease (EVD), yellow fever, measles, or currently COVID-19, are regular occurrences in Uganda. If not detected early and effectively contained, these diseases threaten the health and economic well-being of the entire population, and beyond. Disease response is a top-priority for public health managers and Logistics Preparedness has been identified as one of its key success factors. This Report analyzes the current state of logistics preparedness for infectious diseases in Uganda.


Teenage Pregnancy in Uganda

Submitted by on Thu, 04/21/2022 - 14:57

The Teenage Pregnancy Report provides insights into the economic and social burden of teenage pregnancies in Uganda. The Report indicates that the teenage pregnancy rate is high and rising with more than 30,000 teenage girls getting pregnant each month in 2021 (over 1,000 daily).

Teenage pregnancies decrease household incomes and jeopardize the country’s strategy for achieving a demographic dividend. 

A complete version of the referenced Report can be accessed on the link below:


Putting Women at the Center of Uganda’s Economic Revival

Submitted by on Fri, 03/25/2022 - 14:26

Uganda’s 18th Economic Update by the World Bank provides insights about the benefits of putting women at the center of Uganda’s Economic Revival. The Report demonstrates women’s economic empowerment as key to quickening and strengthening Uganda’s transformation agenda.

Global experience shows that increasing women’s rates of labor force participation as well as earnings, access to productive assets, and the ability to make independent decisions brings immediate benefits for women and also contributes to more sustained economic growth.


World Malaria Report 2021

Submitted by on Thu, 02/03/2022 - 01:30

In this report, World Health Organization (WHO) surveys the extent of damage brought by the COVID-19 pandemic to the global malaria response, and outlines what is needed to get back on track and accelerate progress in the fight against one of our oldest and deadliest diseases. Globally, there were an estimated 241 million malaria cases in 2020 in 85 malaria endemic countries (including the territory of French Guiana), increasing from 227 million in 2019, with most of this increase coming from countries in the WHO African Region. Malaria case incidence (i.e.


URBRA’s Perspective Report – Insights into the Retirement Benefits Sector Investments

Submitted by on Thu, 02/03/2022 - 01:28

The perspective report provides insights into the effect of COVID-19 on Uganda’s Retirement Benefits Schemes’ performance and strategies or approaches adopted by Fund Managers to provide a safe investment harbor for schemes against unexpected economic shocks. As of June 2021, the Sector assets grew to Ushs 17.8 trillion from Ushs 15.2 trillion in June 2020. The growth majorly comprises of contributions and Investment Income.