Expanding the Psychosocial Support Policy to Address Sexual Violence in Conflict-Affected Contexts
Dinnah Nabwire reviews Uganda’s psychosocial support policy in addressing sexual violence in the country’s conflict-affected settings. The study establishes that inadequate psychosocial support not only protracts the effects of sexual violence in and after conflict; it also increases risk and vulnerability to the occurrence of incidents.
Policy Options for Strengthening State-Citizen Information Flow to Foster Accountability at Local Governments
Tonny Okwir argues that limited access to information on government programmes by the citizens contributes to increasing cases of accountability deficits, resulting in poor public service delivery by local governments in Uganda.
Policy Option for Addressing the Entrepreneurial Skill Gap in the BTVET Programme to Increase Youth Employment
Sandra Namarome tackles youth unemployment by taking a closer look at the Skilling Uganda Business, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (BTVET) Strategic Plan to increase Youth Employment in Uganda
Policy Options for Fostering Financial Inclusion of Disadvantaged Girls and Women in Uganda
Harriet Kamashanyu scrutinises disadvantaged women groups that are excluded from the financial system in Uganda and the role of financial inclusion in supporting women’s empowerment.
The Case for Robust Policy Options for Countering Criminal Radicalisation and Inter-ethnic Extremism among South Sudanese Youth in Refugee Settlements in Uganda
Daniel Adyera explores policy options for countering criminal radicalisation and inter-ethnic extremism among South Sudanese youth in refugee settlements in Uganda. The paper contends that the existing laws and policies regulating refugees in the country are to a large extent reactionary and non-target-specific.
Improving Female Students’ Enrolment in STEM Demands Policies that Align the Social and Technical Aspects of the Problem
This brief recommends that educational policies should prioritise a response to the social factors such as negative gender stereotypes, a gender-inclusive curriculum and prejudiced teacher attitudes that hold girls away from enrolment in STEM disciplines.
Victims of Business-Related Human Rights Violations Need Effective Policy Considerations to Access Effective Remedies – A Case of the Oil and Mining Sectors in Uganda
This policy brief argues for policy action to ensure that victims of business-related human rights violations in Uganda have access to effective judicial remedies. The state duty to ensure access to effective judicial remedy is sine qua non for the realisation of the right of access to judicial remedy.
Group Dynamics and Its Impact on the Initiatives Taken to Curb Youth Unemployment in Uganda – Policy Options for the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP)
This policy brief agrees that working in groups is critical to the successful delivery of financial support schemes to youth. However, for a group-based funding model to be effective, there is need to consider the authenticity of the groups in terms of the group formation process, members’ interests, group cohesion and the track record of the group.
Alcohol Consumption among Youth in Uganda: Why Policy Intervention Is Necessary
This brief undertook a holistic review of the alcohol consumption dynamics in Uganda. Based on document review and secondary data analysis, the brief calls for urgent policy intervention to combat excessive and harmful consumption of alcohol in Uganda.