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Breaking the Conflict Trap in Uganda: Proposals for Constitutional and Legal Reforms

"This policy briefing paper is aimed at identifying key constitutional issues that would inform the constitutional reform process facilitated by civil society organizations in Uganda. The paper benefited from the input of civil society leaders who...

Enhancing the Role of Courts in Promoting Forest Justice: Lessons from the Matiri Court Cases

Despite concerted efforts by government and non-government actors, Uganda continues to suffer from unprecedented rates of deforestation and forest degradation. Current statistics indicate that in the last 25 years, Uganda lost more than half of it...

Transformation of Agriculture for Wealth Creation Involvement of UPDF in NAADS Programme and its Effectiveness

The focus of this 56th State of the Nation (STON) Platform was on the future of agriculture in Uganda and in particular the role of the military in implementation of NAADS. The government, academic, technical, civil society and private sector part...

The Role of Local Leaders and Actors in Promoting Good Forest Governance in Uganda

The degradation of Uganda’s forests and other natural resources continues, and this is increasingly being attributed to poor governance. Therefore, improving and promoting of good forest governance is key in containing the rampant forest deforesta...

Killing the Goose that Lays the Golden Egg: An Analysis of Budget Allocations and Revenue from the Environment and Natural Resource Sector in Karamoja Region

"This study explains the causal relationship between governance and environmental accountability in the Karamoja region. In essence, this particular study provides a baseline description of the ENR budget in the region. The overall objective of th...

The Way Forward: Short and Long Term Policy Responses to Uganda's Current Economic Crisis

"This brief argues that, contrary to the mixed response of the government policy apparatus, given the current state of affairs,it is not only tenable but necessary for the government to develop a coherent set of short and long term policy interven...

Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa's Regional Integration: From Rhetoric to Practice

"This study has reviewed national and regional STI policies, programmes and priorities of African countries in general and 19 Sub Saharan countries in particular. Emphasis was placed on the strengths and features of national systems of innovation ...

Investing in Orphan Crops to Improve Food and Livelihood Security of Uganda's Rural Poor Policy Gaps, Opportunities and Recommendations

"This policy research paper is an analysis of the extent to which Uganda’s food and agricultural-related policies and policy frameworks support the production and wider use of orphan crops in national development. Its major objective is to provide...

Organic Agriculture in Uganda: The Need for a Coherent Policy Framework

"This study therefore is aimed at achieving three specific objectives. First, it is aimed to demonstrate that in countries where supporting scientific, institutional and regulatory infrastructure is in its infancy, the growing policy emphasis on...

Promoting Agriculture Sector Growth and Development A Comparative Analysis of Uganda’s Political Party Manifestos (2011-2016)

"This paper is an analytical comparison of the promises made by Uganda’s different political parties in their manifestos (2011 – 2016) with regard to the measures proposed to address the challenges facing the agriculture sector. The comparison ...

Local Government Councils' Performance and Public Service Delivery in Uganda:Mpigi District Council Score-Card Report 2009/10

"This district report provides evidence-based policy options needed to improve the role of Mpigi District Local Government Council in the delivery of public services and the deepening of democracy and accountability in Uganda. By focusing on the p...

Local Government Councils' Performance and Public Service Delivery in Uganda Nakapiripirit District Council Score-Card Report 2009/2010

"This district report provides evidence-based policy options needed to improve the role of Nakapiripirit district local government council in the delivery of public services and the deepening of democracy and accountability in Uganda. By focusing ...

Marginalization of Environment and Natural Resources Sub-Sector Undermining the Economic Base and Entrenching Poverty in Uganda

"Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) constitute a significant economic base of Uganda and will remain so in the future. While the causes of poverty in Uganda can be attributed to many other factors, environmental degradation and mismanagemen...

Increasing Agricultural Sector Financing Why it Matters for Uganda’s Socio-Economic Transformation

"This paper identifies and discusses a number of challenges for the financing of the agricultural sector in Uganda. The paper notes that although the role of agriculture in poverty reduction and overall growth in Uganda is well recognized, invest...

Local Government Councils' Performance and the Quality of Service Delivery in Uganda: Ntungamo District Council Scorecard 2008/09

"This report is a product of an ongoing assessment of the performance of local government councils in Uganda that commenced in 2009, focusing on the financial year 2008/09. The assessment was designed as part of an initiative to regularly monitor ...

Crafting an Oil Revenue Sharing Mechanism for Uganda: A Comparative Analysis

"Governance principles that apply to oil-production are very important in oil-rich developing countries. Sharing oil revenue may be a source of conflict and bad governance if it is mishandled. Ensuring that oil and gas production revenues provide ...

Local Government Councils' Performance and the Quality of Service Delivery in Uganda: Amuru District Council Score-Card 2008/2009

"This report is a product of an ongoing assessment of the performance of local government councils in Uganda that commenced in 2009, focusing on the financial year 2008/09. The assessment was designed as part of an initiative to regularly monitor ...

Local Government Councils' Performance and the Quality of Service Delivery in Uganda: Kamuli District Council Score-Card 2008/2009

"The findings from the district Score-Card partly explain the quality of service delivery in Kamuli District. A number of structural, policy and operational factors that impinge on the quality of services have been identified from the assessment. ...

Trends in Public Administration Expenditure in Uganda: The Cost of the Executive and its Implications on Poverty Eradication and Governance

"This study provides detailed analysis of the factors that account for the unprecedented expansion of the executive bureaucracy in Uganda. It is this expanded political bureaucracy that partly accounts for the groincreae in public administration ...

Wealth Distribution, Poverty and Timber Governance in Uganda A Case Study of Bodongo Forest Reserve

"This study was motivated by the fact that many communities that directly depend on natural resources have remained in abject poverty despite the increasing economic value of these resources. This is happening in key resources areas such as fisher...

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