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Agricultural Coops and Fair Trade: Tackling the agricultural investment dilemma

By y4p_admin On August 13, 2016

It is generally believed that agricultural cooperatives offer a natural entrepreneurial solution to the problems of poverty faced by millions in the developing world. The argument goes that these coops allow even the least literate smallholders to gain market access...

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Minimum wage necessary to rectify issues of social protection and poverty

By y4p_admin On July 27, 2016

Arguments for and against minimum wage in Uganda are intriguing, forcing one to wonder if we actually need the minimum wage or if we should simply implement the already existing legal framework efficiently bridge the gaps brought out by lack...

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The Next Economic Crisis Isn’t Coming – It Has Arrived

The Next Economic Crisis Isn’t Coming – It Has Arrived

By y4p_admin On July 7, 2016

Economists have a thing they call the “demographic dividend,” a fancy term to mean a rapidly growing youth population which can be an opportunity for economic boom especially when the bulk of its young people are of a working age...

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Uganda: A Fix to Youth Unemployment

By y4p_admin On July 6, 2016

On August 15, the 'Youth Manifesto'; a document highlighting key issues the youth want prioritised by leaders, was launched at Makerere University in Kampala. Not surprisingly, unemployment ranked no.1 on the list. It is easy to see why. Of the...

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Uganda shouldn’t take lightly the drop in oil prices

Uganda shouldn’t take lightly the drop in oil prices

By y4p_admin On June 30, 2016

Oil production is set to begin in 2017 and this has generated anxiety and expectations which are already a threat to peace in the country, not only to humankind but to the environment, economy and ecology. The discovery of oil...

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Situating the Agenda 2063 within Uganda's Development Context

By y4p_admin On May 29, 2016

In 2013, African heads of government agreed to form an agenda that would guide national development frameworks of the member states in achieving certain development aspirations that the continent is aiming to attain over the next 50 years. The following...

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