Friday, August 18, 2023
Two women who received World Food Programme school-feeding support as children on their passion for serving WFP as humanitarian workers today. Joyce Namoe, a programme associate with the World Food Programme in Uganda, joined WFP in 1999. She...
Africa, South Sudan, Uganda
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
When natural disasters displace households, impacts on welfare can last for years after the event and vary depending on the extent of response. While climate change threatens to increase the frequency and severity of natural disasters, studying the...
Monday, August 22, 2022
Privacy International researched a number of social safety-net projects financed by the World Bank during the COVID-19 pandemic. This article reflects on how certain aspects of social protection projects can inadvertently lead to excessive surveillance...
Africa, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda, America, Haiti, Asia, Jordan, Lebanon
Thursday, July 21, 2022
A high school drop-out, Evelyn Nakabuye, who lives on the outskirts of Kampala, survived years of joblessness. She lived in a small house with her four children and her mother. “I was jobless and stranded,” she says. That all changed in 2018 when Evelyn...
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Experience shows that aid interventions are more empowering and successful when participants’ experiences, perceptions, and preferences guide programme design and delivery. In Uganda, 97% of refugees receive some form of cash-based transfers as direct...
Monday, November 1, 2021
Members of the Ugandan Parliament sitting on the Committees of Budget and Gender, Labour and Social Development want government to increase social protection expenditure to at least 2% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Our funding to social protection is...
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for African governments to strengthen social protection systems and fulfill people’s rights to social security and an adequate standard of living. Many African governments introduced measures like cash...
Africa, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
As the cloud of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) hovers over the world, countries are reinventing means of resuscitating their economies, and Uganda is following suit. Prior to the pandemic, per capita growth averaged 2.8% between 2015 and 2019, a pace at...
Thursday, July 8, 2021
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A recently released report highlights how socities could move closer to a more gender equal distribution of...
Africa, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda
Monday, July 5, 2021
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At least 22 per cent of Ugandans, which translates to more than 8.3 million people, according to Uganda...