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The big push African women need to escape poverty

Research and experience have shown the effectiveness of providing women and girls living in extreme poverty with a productive asset, support to meet their basic needs, and long-term coaching and training FEATURE | RUDO KAYOMBO | What do poverty, climate change, and conflict have in common? They are among the biggest …

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Uganda to lose 6% GDP to climate change

Poverty to increase as maize, beans are hit Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda will suffer significant economic loss if global warming is not limited to below 2°C, according to a new study by the Center for Global Development; a Washington D.C based think tank that focuses on international development. …

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Justice Owiny-Dollo: Alcoholism to blame for famine, poverty in Acholi

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo Chigamoi has blamed the cases of famine and poverty among households in the Acholi Sub-region on extreme alcoholism coupled with laziness among abled men and women. Justice Owiny-Dollo notes that the majority of the abled-bodied Acholi community members have resorted …

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USAID poverty, malnutrition project winds up

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A multi-billion shillings Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition – ICAN activity by the United States Agency for International Development – USAID has come to an end. The USAID ICAN project was a five-year flagship resilience activity inaugurated in July 2018 and ending in July …

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One year of Parish Development Model

Could the latest government poverty eradication programme have done better? COMMENT | WALTER AKENA |   In February 2022, the President launched the Parish Development Model (PDM), the latest of a series of poverty eradication programs that the Government of Uganda has implemented. The model seeks to propel the 39% of …

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Why gov’t 8 year initiatives failed to reduce poverty: Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government initiatives put in place over the last 10 years to reduce poverty or create wealth have had mixed returns either due to mismanagement or under-funding, according to a new report on Uganda’s poverty levels. The 2021 Poverty Status Report examines poverty trends and dynamics …

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