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Resources for agriculture in Uganda

Planning and allocating resources to agriculture must follow five principles and 20 interconnected actions COMMENT | MILDRED BARUNGI | “A world where food is nutritious and accessible for everyone, in which natural resources are managed in a way that maintains ecosystem functions to support current and future human needs.” This …

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Government cements citizens at center of service delivery

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | The government of Uganda is strengthening efforts geared towards citizen engagement/public participation in monitoring of public services. This was the general message delivered by Mary Busingye Karooro Okurut, the minister in charge of general duties at the inaugural open government workshop hosted by the Government Citizens …

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Water inequality threaten shaky SDG progress, UWEZO report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new study has warned of inequalities in access to improved water and sanitation facilities among Ugandan households. While the report says majority of Ugandans (75%)can access water from improved sources, less than 20% have access to piped water. The survey under the theme …

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UNDP partners with TEF to empower 100,000 young entrepreneurs in Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the global development network of the United Nations, has partnered with the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) — Africa’s leading philanthropy committed to empowering entrepreneurs — to train, mentor and financially support 100,000 young entrepreneurs in Africa over 10 …

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Government of Uganda, UN move to boost implementation of SDGs

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | The government of Uganda has welcomed the new form of financing – blended finance – to Uganda with the hope of improving livelihoods of communities and businesses. Blended finance is the use of development finance and charitable funds to mobilise private capital flows to emerging markets …

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COMMENT: Research for policy makers

Six barriers that make it difficult for African states to use research for policy COMMENT | WILLEM FOURIE | African policymakers need access to high quality evidence to implement the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) successfully. The SDGs are arguably the most broad-ranging development goals to be ratified by United Nations member …

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COMMENT: China’s foreign aid model

It has the opportunity, tools, and experience to lift thousands out of extreme poverty globally COMMENT | ASIT K. BISWAS , KRIS HARTLEY | In September, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released a status report tracking progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The data, which were meant to …

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