Public Governance

Climate change and select Financial Instruments: An Overview of Opportunities and challenges for Sub-Saharan Africa

Submitted by on Thu, 11/23/2023 - 08:14

This policy brief spells out that ensuring that climate finance effectively works for low-income African countries especially those within the Sub-Saharan region. Vulnerable communities can be challenging, especially with the requirements and scope of the financial mechanisms in place. Creative and innovative ways to provide access to finance for small projects are essential in order to create resilience and reduce emissions.


Situation Analysis of Access to Justice for Victims and Survivors of Violence Against Women and Girls in East and Southern Africa

Submitted by on Thu, 11/23/2023 - 08:13

This policy paper indicates that access to justice is crucial in attaining sustainable economic development across the Sub-Saharan Africa. This research was undertaken across the following countries: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

 


Strengthening trust between governments and citizens, crucial for durable peace and stability in Africa

Submitted by on Thu, 08/31/2023 - 18:50

In this paper, resilience, stability, and long-lasting peace can be fabricated in African disputed countries through regular interaction and meaningful engagement between communities and authorities, inclusive national dialogue, and mitigating violence to deliver the peace dividend, among others.


Africa's Climate and Development Future

Submitted by on Thu, 08/31/2023 - 18:48

Climate investment involves selecting sustainable strategies where climate risks and or opportunities are key considerations. With climate investments, Africa can encounter some of its socio-economic needs as well as model perseverance. This policy brief reveals the magnitude of expansion potential for Africa shown by the Agenda 2063 scenarios, which may surface in the company of escalated carbon emissions in the event that it is pursued in a fossil fuel-driven paradigm.


Financing Universal Public Sectors Through Tax Justice in East and Southern Africa

Submitted by on Sun, 06/11/2023 - 21:03

This policy brief does emphasize equity and adequacy in especially focusing at East and Southern Africa’s public sector health financing. The brief further highlights the existence of a funding gap in relation to basic health service needs; entitlements; and state duties. Therefore, to ensure ensure effective and efficient closure of the funding gaps, tax revenues have been identified as the most sustainable source of health financing for universal health coverage (UHC).


Social Accountability and Service Delivery Effectiveness

Submitted by on Sun, 06/11/2023 - 20:52

Over years, Civil society Organizations understanding how Government responds to their necessary needs preferences and demands, and deliver goods and services is a prequisite in social accountability initiatives. However, it is important that the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable are safeguarded by guaranteeing them access to education, health, water and sanitation as well as social protection.


Community Justice Services

Submitted by on Sun, 06/11/2023 - 20:49

Many developing African countries do have a justice sector that faces many challenges. Citizens demonstrate a widespread distrust towards formal justice institutions, which are perceived as corrupt, removed from the communities, expensive and slow to resolve disputes. This lack of confidence in the formal system leads people to resort to other means to seek recourse, and may also increase the likelihood of violence and further corruption.


Improving Tax Expenditures’ Reporting in Uganda for Improved Social Economic Benefits

Submitted by on Wed, 01/04/2023 - 02:57

Overtime, Tax expenditures have often been used to provide a form of subsidy to influence or incentivise engagement in certain activities such as increased investment in key sectors which will create forward and backward linkages to create more jobs and increased revenue in the long run. Therefore, Government will periodically assess and report on the impact of these incentives. The impact of these incentives ranges from number of jobs created, investments attracted, exports revenue foregone, among others.


Post‐COVID‐19 Recovery for African Economies: Lessons for Digital Financial Inclusion from Kenya and Uganda

Submitted by on Wed, 01/04/2023 - 02:55

This paper draws on lessons from the EAC region (Kenya and Uganda specifically). The study analyses the drivers of digital financial inclusion as a pathway for financing post‐COVID‐19 recovery. The paper further identifies that digital financial inclusion is higher in middle‐aged male digital users with more sim cards registered in their names. Results also show that users who trust mobile money agents were likely to use more digital financial platforms than others.


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.


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