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POVERTY IN UGANDA: TRENDS, DIMENSIONS, AND POLICY
A Conference sponsored by
The Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC)
February 4, 2005
|Fred Mumuza moderates the discussion of tax incidence in Uganda, based on the results of Margaret Banga, Sarah Ssewanyana, and Stephen Younger
||This day-long conference, organized by EPRC, presented papers on poverty in Uganda, written with the support of SAGA. The presentations—on topics such as tax incidence, gender equity and time use burdens, infant mortality, and children’s health status—were followed by engaged and critical discussion. The workshop concluded with a roundtable discussion on the future of poverty research in Uganda. Approximately 45-50 participants attended, representing the public sector (Ministries of Finance and Health, members of Parliament, Bank of Uganda, Uganda Bureau of Statistics, and the Development Planning Agency); research institutions (EPRC, IFPRI, Makerere Institute of Social Research, private consultancies and NGOs); academia (Makerere University’s Departments of Economics, Agricultural Economics, and Applied Statistics), and donor agencies (USAID, World Bank, the IMF, and the European Union).
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Stephen Younger presents results from "Childrens Health and Nutritional Status in Uganda"
Workshop participants listening to Ibrahim Kasirye present his paper, "Vulnerability and Poverty Dynamics in Uganda."
| ||Workshop participants review the results of Sarah Ssewanyana and Stephen Younger in "Infant Mortality in Uganda: Determinants, Trends, and the MDGs"|
Roundtable chairman Marios Obwona introduces participants Richard Ssewakiriyanga, Director of the Uganda Participatory Poverty Assessment Project; John Okidi, Director of the Economic Policy Research Centre; and Magaret Kakande, Head of the Poverty Monitoring and Analysis Unit of the Ministry of Finance.
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