Social Protection Investment Case - the example of Uganda
In countries where needs are widespread and resources limited, advocating for investments in social protection can be challenging. This webinar presented evidence on the potential of investment cases to motivate such investments to address persistent poverty, vulnerability and inequality.
The case for sustained investments in social protection in Uganda was presented and used as an example. The Uganda Investment Case has shown the positive impact social protection interventions have had on vulnerable populations in Uganda to-date as well as the great potential it offers to the poorest and most vulnerable across Uganda if further investments in social protection programmes are made. In Uganda, the Social Protection Investment Case is an important tool in supporting the Government achieve its goal of reducing poverty and vulnerability and this was explored further in the webinar.
Panellist 1: Michael Samson, Director of Research, Economic Policy Research Institute
Panellist 2: Diego Angemi, Chief of Social Policy, UNICEF Uganda
Moderator: Pamela Dale, Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa
16:00 - 16:05: Introduction (Pamela Dale)
16:05 - 16:10: Background and relevance of Social Protection Investment Case to Uganda (Diego Angemi)
16:10 - 16:50: Presentation (Michael Samson)
16:50 - 17:30: Q&A (Pamela, Michael & Diego)