Is Poverty a Barrier To Sustainability in Uganda?
The question whether growth and sustainability can coexist makes me think of production factors which often crop up in economic discussions. Take for instance, if a country like Uganda wants to pump its newly found oil, it needs land, labour, capital and entrepreneurs to do a good job. These are […]
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East African Youths Want Priorities Instead of Austerity.
Austerity measures are making more of an impact now in Europe where there are a great many people who didn’t know the meaning of the word “austerity” or didn’t even know such a thing existed before the onset of the euro-zone crisis. So does Africa need austerity measures or […]
Preventing Uganda’s Looming Climate Catastrophe
This post was produced for the Global Economic Symposium 2013 to accompany a session on “Cooperation Game – Preventing a Climate Catastrophe.” Read more at http://blog.global-economic-symposium.org/. When the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon was giving remarks at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP18) in Qatar last year, one of his statements […]
Uganda: Cut Public Administration Costs NOW!
Ever since the negative effects of the global economic crisis began to show in 2009, countries have nearly focused on patching budget deficits and reducing debt to retain “economic health”. But recently European Union leaders have begun to acknowledge that speedy spending cuts could not be the magic solution for […]
Uganda’s Lost Generation
Victoria Masika can hardly speak her mother tongue. If Victoria attempts to speak her parents’ native language she does so with an imperfect accent. “Many times I feel embarrassed when my peers speak our mother-tongue very well; which I can’t,” she says. Victoria, 20, is now in her first year […]