Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE)

ACODE is an independent public policy research and advocacy think tank based in Kampala, Uganda, and registered as a non-Governmental organisation in 1999. The organization is considered a dynamic and robust regional leader in cutting-edge public policy research and analysis in a range of areas including governance, trade, environment, and science and technology. http://www.acode-u.org/

Library Articles

A Review of Uganda's Road Fund Proposals for Transformation

The Uganda Road Fund (URF), established in 2008 by an Act of Parliament had its purpose to finance routine and periodic maintenance of public roads in the country. Since its operationalization in 2010, the Fund still struggles to deliver on its mandate. Many roads remain in poor condition with little or no maintenance. There are several indications that funds raised were inadequate for...

Election Management and Electoral Violence Mitigation ahead of 2016 Elections

Remarkable progress over the years, in election management has been registered across Africa. East African countries, in particular, have embraced democracy. However high levels of electoral-related violence remain a major challenge during elections and threaten democracy, socio-economic development, and political stability. Since 1996, Uganda has had relatively peaceful elections although...

Expansion of Labour-Based Methods in Maintenance of Public Roads: Options for Promotion of Citizen Participation in Uganda

In this paper the purpose for public participation in public expenditure governance is established within the road sector. It further discusses its implications for decision making and then draws on the rationale for using local labour not only to develop strong economies and reduce unemployment but also as a citizen participation-generating tool. It considers how labour-based methods can better...

Health Spending in Uganda Implications on the National Minimum Health Care Package

This policy brief is part of Public Expenditure Governance (PEG) study of the health sector in Uganda. The research objective overall was to examine the links between public spending, governance, and outcomes in the health sector and the specific objectives of the study were to identify the actors and their roles in decision making regarding budget allocations and service delivery, develop...

Assessing the Management and Administration in Public Health Facilities of Uganda and the Implications for the Healthcare Service Delivery and Utilization Evidence from the CODES Project

The critical determinants of quality of healthcare provision is assessed in this paper – as well as the health facility level management and administration. The paper is premised on the argument that the existing weaknesses in health facility management and administration immensely jeopardize the quality of health care service delivery in public health facilities as well as effective utilization...

Assessing Public Expenditure Governance in Uganda’s Agricultural Sector Application of an Innovative Framework

This paper focuses on the assessment of public expenditure governance in Uganda’s agricultural sector. The agricultural sector is so critical to the growth and development of Uganda. As a major source of food for the rapidly growing population, the agricultural sector in Uganda employs nearly 70 per cent of the country’s working population. Together with tourism, the agricultural sector is a...

Public Expenditure Governance in Uganda's Education Sector Application of an Innovative Assessment Framework

In this paper a framework for assessing public expenditure governance is presented within the education sector. PEG assessment focuses on inputs, processes and outcomes associated with the governance of public expenditure. Usually tools for assessing public financial management, tend to focus specifically on fund management. Inputs are the laws, policies, rules, regulations, goals and priorities...

Local Government Councils' Performance and Public Service Delivery in Uganda Hoima District Council Score-Card Report FY 2013/2014

In this policy brief the findings are presented from the 2013/14 assessment of Hoima District Local Government under the Local Government Councils’ Score-card Initiative (LGCSCI), an evidence based project implemented by ACODE in partnership with ULGA with support from DGF. The policy recommendations for improved service delivery are as follows : 1. In order to meet service delivery priorities,...

Local Government Councils' Performance and Public Service Delivery in Uganda Buliisa District Council Score-Card Report FY 2013/2014

In this policy brief the findings from the 2013/14 are presented from the assessment of Buliisa District Local Government under the Local Government Councils’ Score-card Initiative (LGCSCI), an evidence based project implemented by ACODE in partnership with ULGA with support from DGF. Amongst the recommendations for improved service delivery : 1. Government should increase budgetary allocation...

Local Government Councils' Performance and Public Service Delivery in Uganda Mbarara District Council Score-Card Report FY 2013/2014

The findings presented in this policy brief are from the 2013/14 assessment of Mbarara District Local Government under the Local Government Councils’ Score-card Initiative (LGCSCI), an evidence based project implemented by ACODE in partnership with ULGA with support from DGF. From the municipal scorecard report, the following recommendations were made: 1.The budgetary allocation for Mbarara Local...

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