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Accelerating Growth and Maintaining Intergenerational Equity Using Oil Resources in Uganda

"This paper seeks to interrogate three major aspects of oil extraction and revenue management that relate to issues around intergenerational equity in the Ugandan context. The first aspect concerns the management of the process of extracting the oil…

Genetically Modified Crops in Africa: Economic and Policy Lessons from Countries South of the Sahara

"This book is an attempt to move the discussion away from polarized positions. It aims to contribute to a rational debate on the actual benefits, costs, and risks of existing and future GE crops and technologies for Africa. To accomplish this goal, …

Governing Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa Building Public Confidence and Capacity for Policy-making

"Persistent poor agricultural production and rising food insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa have brought into sharp focus the role of modern agricultural biotechnology in human development. Growing food insecurity in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambi…

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 and…

Local Government Councils' Performance and Public Service Delivery in Uganda Moroto District Council Score-Card Report 2012/2013

"This is the fourth report for Moroto District Local Government for the Local Government Councils’ Score-card Initiative. The score-card assessed the performance the Local Government Council, the Chairperson, the Speaker and individual Councilors wh…

All That Glitters is Not Gold: Dubai, Congo, and the Illicit Trade of Conflict Minerals

Gold is considered to be a 'conflict mineral'. In the DRC gold and diamond trade were tainted by conflict financing, tax evasion, corruption and smuggling. This resulted in the illegal trade of gold, huge financial losses for the DRC and violent con…

Journal of Energy in Southern Africa Vol 25 No 1

This journal issue comprises several articles. The first article 'An indicative assessment of investment opportunities in the African electricity supply sector' discusses a cost optimization tool to assess investment opportunities with regard to GDP…

Unravelling the Dynamics of HIV/AIDS Related Stigma and Discrimination : the Role of Community Based Research Case Studies for Nothern Uganda and Burundi

Overcoming HIV/AIDS related stigma and discrimination was highlighted in this research. It remains of the major challenges to be addressed in the development of effective responses. In conclusion, therefore, it could be said that one of the most imp…

AIDS Competence in the Workplace ACORD and CONCERN Experiences in Uganda Adapting Internal Systems, Policies, Structures and Resources to respond to the challenges posed by HIV/AIDS

This report provides several interesting findings on the experiences of ACORD and CONCERN - Uganda with regard to the mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS at the workplace. This document can serve as a reference point for organizations intending to mainstream …

Agri Food System Governance and Service Delivery in Uganda A Case Study of Tororo District

"This is a case study of agri-food system governance and service delivery in Uganda. The paper is part of a broader regional collaborative project aimed at making agri-food systems work for the rural poor in Eastern and Southern Africa. The study wa…

Uganda's Progress Towards Poverty Reduction during the last Decade 2002/3-2012/13 : Is the Gap Between Leading and Lagging Areas Widening or Narrowing?

"The paper has demonstrated that Uganda has continued to register significant reduction in poverty based on the data drawn from repeated cross-sectional household surveys, but at slower rates of reduction with significant regional disparities. The …

Local Government Councils' Performance and Public Service Delivery in Uganda Moyo District Council Score-Card Report 2012/2013

"The objective of this report is to provide information and analysis based on the assessment conducted during FY 2012/13. The assessment reviewed documents on planning and budgeting, service delivery monitoring, and Moyo District Local Government pe…

Local Government Councils' Performance and Public Service Delivery in Uganda Kabarole District Council Score-Card Report 2012/2013

"In Kabarole District, the first assessment was done in 2011/12 which makes this the second assessment report for Kabarole District Local Government. Assessment was done on four categories of the district political leadership, i.e. the Council, the …

Local Government Councils’ Performance and Public Service Delivery in Uganda: Ntungamo District Council Score-Card Report 2012/13

"The objective of this report is to provide information and analysis based on the assessment conducted during Financial Year (FY) 2012/13. The assessment reviewed documents on planning and budgeting, service delivery monitoring, and Ntungamo Distric…

Local Government Councils' Performance and Public Service Delivery in Uganda: Buliisa District Council Score-Card Report 2012/2013

The main objective of this report is to provide information and analysis based on the assessment conducted during Financial Year (FY) 2012/13. The assessment reviewed documents on planning and budgeting, service delivery monitoring; and Buliisa Dis…

Local Content in the Oil and Gas Sector An Assessment of Uganda’s Legal and Policy Regimes

This policy brief assesses the legal and policy approaches so far adopted in ensuring the participation of Ugandans in the oil and gas sector. The brief assesses the standards set in the Oil and Gas Policy, 2008, the Petroleum (Exploration, Develop…

Why Wait Until the Next Food Crisis? Improving Food Reserve Strategies in East Africa

The importance of African countries holding food reserves for promoting food security and price stability is highlighted in this report. The food reserves policies of three countries in East Africa – Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – are analysed showing…

Local Government Councils Score-Card Assessment Report 2013/14: A Combination of Gains, Reversals and Reforms

This assessment report is organized into seven chapters. In the introductory chapter an overview is provided of (LGCSCI) Local Government Councils’ Score-card Initiative and of the decentralization context in which service delivery in Uganda occurs.…

Ensuring the Sustainable Availability of Affordable Quality Seeds & Planting Materials in Uganda

This study aimed to examine the potential of Uganda’s draft national seed policy, major seed legislation and the key public sector seed establishments in as far as ensuring the sustainable availability and accessibility of affordable quality seed an…

A Comparative Analysis of Laws & Institutional Regimes on Public Expenditure Accountability in East Africa

In this study the main aim was to examine the extent to which the existing legal and institutional framework in the four East African countries of Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania incorporates the notion of accountability in…

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