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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...

Uganda’s National Budget 2010/2011: How Strategic are the Budget Priorities?

The debate came three weeks after Hon. Bbumba read her 2010/2011 budget speech before Parliament. The theme of the budget was “Strategic Priorities to Accelerate Growth, Employment and Socio-Economic Transformation for Prosperity”. Now, long gone ...

Examining the Nexus Between Nature, Wealth and Power in the Lake George Fishery: The Case of Mayor Actors in the Fish Product Chain

"In this briefing paper, we present preliminary observations on the extent of degradation of fishery resources on Lake George, the structure of actors engaged in exploitation of the fisheries as well as key factors determining winners and losers i...

Uganda Local Government Councils Score Card Report 2008/9: A Comparative Summary of Findings, Conclusions and Recommendations

"This briefing paper presents a compressed summary of the findings and analysis of the first LGCSC assessment conducted in 10 districts and published in the main synthesis report. The 10 districts 4 which are spread evenly across the country were ...

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...

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 t...

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 ma...

Depreciation of the Ugandan Shilling : Implications for the National Economy

The Ugandan Shilling depreciated over the course of 2014/15 fiscal year, against the US dollar by over 20%. Uganda, like many other economies, was struggling with the falling value of its’ currency against the dollar which was attributed to the fa...

Local Government Councils' Performance and Public Service Delivery in Uganda Mbarara District council Score-card Report 2012/2013

"This is the second Local Government Scorecard assessment report for Mbarara District Local Government. Using the scorecard, ACODE assesses the performance of the District Council, the Speaker and individual Councilors who are vested with powers a...

Operationalisation of Uganda's National Tree Fund

The factors behind the delayed operationalization of the National Tree fund was interrogated in this paper. Major justifications were provided as to why the Fund should be operationalized as soon as possible. The major reason for the delayed oper...

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

This report comprises of five sections which are organized as follows: the next sub-section of the introduction delineates the road sector. Section two presents the conceptual framework for assessing public expenditure governance in the sector and...

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 wit...

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

The findings from the 2013/14 assessment of the Kanungu District Local Government is presented in this policy brief under the Local Government Councils’ Score-card Initiative (LGCSCI), an evidence based project implemented by ACODE in partnership ...

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

The findings from the 2013/14 assessment of the Kanungu District Local Government is presented in this policy brief under the Local Government Councils’ Score-card Initiative (LGCSCI), an evidence based project implemented by ACODE in partnership ...

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

In this policy brief the findings from the 2013/14 assessment of Rukungiri District Local Government is presented under the Local Government Councils’ Score-card Initiative (LGCSCI). The Rukungiri District Council Scorecard Report have made severa...

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

In this policy brief the findings from the 2013/14 assessment of Apac District Local Government is presented under the Local Government Councils’ Score-card Initiative (LGCSCI), an evidence based project implemented by ACODE in partnership with U...

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

In this policy brief the findings are presented from the 2013/14 assessment of Masindi District Local Government under the Local Government Councils’ Score-card Initiative (LGCSCI), an evidence based project implemented by ACODE in partnership wit...

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 ...

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 partne...

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

The findings from the 2013/14 assessment of the Amuria District Local Government is presented in this policy brief. The report recommends the following : 1. The focus of the Amuria District should be more on broadening the local revenue base and ...

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