Thursday, February 13, 2020

World Bank economic report urges Uganda to step up social protection

The World Bank has today released the 14th Uganda Economic Update which has focused on social protection systems in Uganda and proposes a more effective approach to reduce vulnerability and to support more inclusive growth. The report indicates that the coverage and design of social protection programs are currently insufficient to meaningfully address the range and scope of vulnerabilities to shocks in Uganda. It indicates that the existing direct income support programs in Uganda have low coverage, with the overall reach of the two main programs at only 3% of the population – which is very low given the needs in the country. Direct income support reaches more than 6 percent of the population in neighboring Kenya. Read More