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Publication date: 29 May 2019

Review of the Gender Compliance Assessment of Uganda's National Budget: A Focus on the Agricultural Sector

The study examined the approach used to integrate gender issues in the budgeting process in Uganda. It focused on the agriculture sector and specifically analysed the Ministerial Policy Statements of four institutions: Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF); National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS); National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO); and Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)...

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Publication date: 19 Apr 2019

Gender Analysis and Monitoring of District Budgets: Training Manual

This is a training Manual for building capacity in gender analysis and monitoring of district budgets in Uganda...

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Publication date: 19 Apr 2019

Review of Gender Budgeting at Sub-national Level in Uganda: Insights from Mbarara, Mukono and Soroti Districts

The report presents findings of the study that analysed gender responsiveness in budgeting at sub-national level in Uganda. It studied how gender was mainstreamed in the budgets for health and agriculture in three districts, namely, Mukono, Soroti, and Mbarara...

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Publication date: 29 Jan 2019

Assessing Public Expenditure Governance of the Primary Health Care Programme in Uganda

This paper is an indicator based assessment in design using the Public Expenditure Governance Framework. The practices and processes of the study districts were assessed based on nine PEG principles namely, strategic vision, accountability, equity, participation, transparency, responsiveness, control of corruption, effectiveness and efficiency, and coordination...

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Publication date: 19 Jan 2018

Public Expenditure Governance in Uganda's Agricultural Extension System

This paper assesses the governance of public expenditure in Uganda's agricultural extension system. It posits that weak governance of agricultural extension and its public expenditure is the missing link.....

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Publication date: 20 Jul. 2017

Assessment of Public Expenditure Governance of the Universal Primary Education Programme in Uganda

This study seeks to assess public expenditure governance of the Universal Primary Education (UPE) programme in Uganda. UPE is a government programme that aims at providing basic education to school-going children aged six years and above...

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Publication date: 19 Mar 2016

Assessing Public Expenditure Governance: A Conceptual and Analytical Framework

This paper presents a view that diagnostic assessment of public expenditure governance enhances utilization of specific inputs for policy making and action programs and assesses the relative costs in utilization of resources along the public expenditure chain by creating linkages to specific public expenditure outcomes....

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Publication date: 20 Feb 2016

Expansion of Labour-based Methods in Maintenance of Public Roads: Options for Promotion of Citizen Participation in Uganda

This briefing paper makes a strong case for a wider application of labour-based methods as a technique to promote citizen participation. It provides information on how widespread labour-based methods have the potential to include a representative range of citizens in implementation of road works, which eventually improves citizens' decision making power regarding their transport needs and priorities.....

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Publication date: 20 Feb 2016

A Review of Uganda's Road Fund: Proposals for Transformation

This paper examines the performance of URF and focuses on four issues, namely: i) management of the URF, ii) the sources of funds for URF, iii) utilization of funds under URF, and iv) adequacy of the fund for maintenance of the road network in Uganda.....

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Publication date: 20 Feb 2016

Health Spending in Uganda: Implications on the National Minimum Health Care Package

This policy brief is part of Public Expenditure Governance study of the health sector in Uganda. The overall objective of the research was to examine the links between public spending, governance, and outcomes in the health sector.....

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Publication date: 05 Mar 2015

The Legislature and Budget Oversight: A Comparative Study of Selected Countries in the East African Community

This paper takes a comparative perspective in which the legislative arms of government and their oversight role on the budget process in the selected countries forming the East African Community is unraveled. It was conceived that the budgetary oversight function is part of a checks-and-balances system that ensures presence of accountability in the utilisation of scarce resources. It was expected that at the end of the study, lessons for good governance and particularly a more effective legislature in terms of budget oversight would be brought out....

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Publication date: 15 Mar 2015

Assessing Public Expenditure Governance in Uganda's Health Sector: The case of Gulu, Kamuli, and Luweero Districts

The report provides the first attempt to model indicators for assessing PEG in Uganda's health sector, which can also be replicated in other sectors of the economy and other countries. This report specifically presents the assessment of Public Expenditure Governance (PEG) within the health sector and how this affects the performance of the sector. Unlike tools for assessing public financial management which tend to focus specifically on management of funds, the PEG assessment focuses on inputs, processes and outcomes.....

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Publication date: 09 Mar 2015

Assessing Public Expenditure Governance in Uganda's Agricultural Sector: Application of an Innovative Framework

This report provides a number of insights that relevant actors could exploit to enhance the performance of the agricultural sector. We argue that successful transformation of the agricultural sector requires a strong commitment to not only increasing the budget allocation to the sector, but also ensuring that the budgets and out-turns are timely for the agricultural seasons.....

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Publication date: 09 Mar 2015

Public Expenditure Governance in Uganda's Education Sector: Application of an Innovative Assessment Framework

This paper presents a framework for assessing public expenditure governance in the education sector. Unlike tools for assessing public financial management, which tend to focus quite specifically on fund management, this assessment focuses on inputs, processes and outcomes associated with the governance of public expenditure.....

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Publication date: 13 Apr 2014

Assessing Public Expenditure Governance in Uganda's Road Sector: Application of an Innovative Framework and Findings from the Sector

The paper used an Indicator Approach to measure public expenditure governance. It focuses on ten indicators selected for their connection and relevance in promoting the mutually reinforcing principles of governance including participation, coordination, strategic vision, transparency, accountability, control of corruption, responsiveness, effectiveness and efficiency, and equity.....

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Publication date: 10 Jul 2014

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

This study examines 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 public expenditure.....

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Publication date: 14 Sep 2013

Uganda National Climate Change Finance Analysis

The study focuses on climate change relevant expenditures that appear in the national budget over the period 2008/9 - 2011/12. A first step in identifying these relevant expenditures is to determine which Ministries are actively engaged on this issue. The study team identified 11 Ministries (and a further nine subsidiary agencies) based on their policy engagement. The expenditure for these ministries is approximately 76% of total public expenditure over the four years covered by the study.....

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Publication date: 19 Jul 2013

Governance Aspects in the Water and Roads Sectors: Lessons from Five Districts in Uganda

This study largely draws from the World Bank's framework for accountability premised on the principal agent framework. The study covered five districts of Uganda including Ntungamo, Soroti, Nebbi, Mbale and Wakiso. Multivariate probit analysis was used to investigate two basic relationships: (i) between governance aspects and the quality of services based on both objective evaluations as well as perceptions of users; and (ii) between demand for accountability (for which reporting issues related to service delivery by users is used as a proxy), and personal factors.....

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Publication date: 11 Mar 2013

Financing Service Delivery under Decentralization in Uganda: A Synthesis of the Regional Budget Advocacy Meetings 2012

This report synthesizes issues raised and the proposals on the way forward from the regional budget platforms brought together technocrats, politicians, Civil Society Organizations to propose how; 1) national budget resources ought to be shared between the central government and districts for better service delivery, and 2) to increase internally generated funds for districts and utilization of the funds for improving service delivery.....

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Publication date: 15 Feb 2013

Effectiveness of the National Budget: Taking Stock of Fiscal Expenditure Outcomes in Uganda

This report is a Synthesis of the Proceedings of the Second High Level Policy Dialogue on the Budget 2012. The discussions at the high level policy dialogue on the budget emphasised the importance of incoherent planning and execution of plans, and inadequate funding coupled with wide spread corruption as limitations to the outcomes of fiscal expenditure.....

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Publication date: 05 May 2013

Public Expenditure and Performance Profile of Uganda's Education Sector

This profile presents the expenditure distribution patterns and functions to which the funds have been put between financial years 2007/08 and 2010/11. It further presents the sector's performance measured along specified progress indicators.....

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Publication date: 05 May 2013

Accounting for Public Funds: Performance of the Central Government on the Public Audit

This infosheet looks at the funds that have been queried by the Auditor General over the last five years. The aim of this info sheet is to provide information to the citizens to be able to demand for better utilisation of public funds.....

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Publication date: 05 May 2013

Problems of Standardization, Specification and Monitoring of Road Works Implemented by Districts in Uganda

A review of records at the district revealed that details for over 60 percent of works undertaken by the districts under force account arrangements were not specified beyond the type of works- routine maintenance.....

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Publication date: 05 May 2013

Public Expenditure Profile for the Agricultural Sector

This profile presents the trend of public expenditure in the agricultural sector and its performance between 2007/08 and 2011/12. The agricultural sector is primarily funded through the national budget, with additional resources coming from donors in form of project support.....

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Publication date: 20 Aug 2012

The Way Forward: Short- and Long-Term Policy Responses to Uganda's Current Economic Crisis

This brief argues that, contrary to the mixed response of the government policy apparatus, given the current state of affairs, it is not only tenable but necessary for the government to develop a coherent set of short- and long-term policy interventions to stabilize the economy and support its growth, while lessening the hardships of the most vulnerable and preparing for future economic shocks.....

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Publication date: 15 Apr 2011

The Tragedy of Uganda's Healthcare System: The Case of Kawaala Health Center III, Kampala District

On a bright sunny morning, together with my fellow researchers; we pull our way through the long queue of patients as we set to carry out a Public Expenditure Tracking Study (PETS) at Kawaala Health Centre III in Rubaga division, Kampala district.....

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Publication date: 24 Oct 2010

Increasing Agricultural Sector Financing: Why it Matters for Uganda's Socio-Economic Transformation

This paper identifies and discusses a number of challenges for the financing of the agricultural sector in Uganda. The paper notes that although the role of agriculture in poverty reduction and overall growth in Uganda is well recognized, investment in the sector remains minimal. For effective poverty reduction, agricultural growth in Uganda needs to be accelerated. This requires investments in critical areas to enhance productivity and transformation of the sector.....

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Publication date: 10 Oct 2009

Uganda's Taxpayer Burden: The Financial and Governance Costs of a Bloated Legislature

The study analyzes the evolution of the composition of Uganda's legislature and the factors that have shaped its development, roles and numerical strengths. From the Legislative Council to the post-independence legislatures, the pattern that the Executive manipulates and uses the Legislature to undermine Uganda's democratic path is clear and consistent....

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Publication date: 05 Oct 2009

Trends in Public Administration Expenditure in Uganda: The Cost of the Executive and its Implications on Poverty Eradication and Governance

This study provides detailed analysis of the factors that account for the unprecedented expansion of the executive bureaucracy in Uganda. It is this expanded political bureaucracy that partly accounts for the groincreae in public administration expenditure. To begin with, this political bureaucracy has led to significant diversion of public funds and resources from critical social and economic sectors....

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Publication date: 25 Oct 2006

Redefining Uganda's Budget Priorities: A Critique of the 2006/07 Budget

The purpose of this briefing paper is to elucidate and challenge the current policies and strategies pursued by the Government of the National Resistance Movement - the ruling political party. It is argued that the National Resistance Movement Government both prior and after the introduction of the multi-party political system of Government has pursued economic policies that are devoid of strategic long-term development perspectives....

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