Public Governance

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.

Inclusive Refugee-Hosting in Uganda Improves Local Development and Prevents Public Backlash

Submitted by on Tue, 11/08/2022 - 14:20

Large arrivals of refugees raise concerns about potential tensions with host communities, particularly if refugees are viewed as an out-group competing for limited material resources and crowding out public services. To address this concern, calls have increased to allocate humanitarian aid in ways that also benefit host communities. This study empirically tests whether the presence of refugees in Uganda (one of the largest refugee-hosting countries) has improved public service delivery, and consequently, dampened potential social conflict..

Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust—Guidance Note on Enhanced Safeguards or Debt Sustainability And Capacity To Repay

Submitted by on Tue, 11/08/2022 - 14:18

New enhanced safeguards for debt sustainability and capacity to repay that would apply to requests for new Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust (PRGT) arrangements or augmentations above certain access thresholds and for countries like Uganda at high risk of debt distress or in debt distress. The safeguards were introduced in the context of increases in PRGT access limits, in recognition of the need for stronger safeguards to mitigate risks associated with higher Fund lending.


Submitted by on Thu, 05/05/2022 - 15:36

This brief does demonstrates how pacific Countries tend to address the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and provides guidance on how these can be appropriately exited. To achieve the afore mentioned goals, this brief examines the type and design of tax stimulus introduced and estimates overall tax losses and losses attributable to tax measures, and the risks associated with such measure. Additionally, tax policy measures were expected to play an important role in providing relief to businesses when economic activities were disrupted because of the lockdowns imposed by governments.


Submitted by on Thu, 05/05/2022 - 15:34

Government of Uganda set a target of achieving a lower middle income status by 2020 as a bedrock for achieving the country’s Vision 2040. Key policy frameworks such the National Development Plan (NDPs) were drafted to spearhead the aspiration. Notably the above set target was not achieved during the NDP II period (2014/15-2020/21). Observably, the size, strength or of the ability of the middle class is envisaged as a vehicle for the middle-income agenda and prerequisites for building or driving transition into a strong and stable lower middle-income status country.

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) position paper on the status of domestic resource mobilization in the East African Community

Submitted by on Mon, 04/25/2022 - 18:12

Over the years, there has been a growing recognition of domestically mobilized revenue as a sustainable source of financing for countries’ development priorities across the EAC. In a bid to fully meet their financing requirements, EAC countries have often resorted to external sources; including loans, grants and aid to finance development and social programs. That said, EAC member states can still do more to ensure that domestic resources are managed more innovatively for greater effectiveness.


Engendering Access to Justice for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Study of Policy, Programming and Implementation

Submitted by on Thu, 03/31/2022 - 15:43

Access to justice is a key component in ensuring the realization of all other rights contained within human rights frameworks as well as achieving SDG 16 holistically. Observably, the United Nations, and other development partners, have increasingly crafted new policies and programmes to broaden access to justice and increase empowerment as a poverty reduction tool. This brief recognizes the central role access to justice has towards realizing other human rights and combatting chronic poverty, as well as helping countries progress towards achieving the SDGs.


Adapting International Development Cooperation to Reduce Risk, Enable Recovery and Build Resilience

Submitted by on Thu, 02/03/2022 - 01:24

This brief highlights how the outbreak of the global COVID 19 pandemic has posed new demands on development cooperation in its various forms: finance, capacity support, policy change and multi-stakeholder partnerships. Observably, the South-South and triangular cooperation showcased signs of resilience in the pandemic period, particularly in the areas of technical cooperation, in-kind support and multi-stakeholder partnership, as well as mobilizing financial support.

Building the capacities of public servants to implement the 2030 Agenda

Submitted by on Thu, 02/03/2022 - 01:23

Notably, alongside a multiplicity of national and international actors across, public servants have been cited to play a cardinal role in implementing the 2030 Agenda since 2015. Therefore, activities are being undertaken to strengthen the capacity of the public servants to foster efficient and effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Areas identified for capacity strengthening include: data, statsistical systems, follow up and review; panning and localization of SDGs.

The Critical Role of Income Redistribution for Poverty Reduction: Alternative Scenarios

Submitted by on Thu, 02/03/2022 - 01:21

The correlation between economic growth and poverty reduction is not linear. The way in which additional income is distributed matters for poverty outcomes. The same economic growth rate can cause different levels of poverty reduction in countries with different levels of inequality. Evidence also shows that countries with a more equal distribution of assets and income often grow faster than those with a higher degree of inequality. There may thus exist a virtuous cycle between growth and equity.