Results from a PEP-UNICEF study make the headlines in Uganda!

Kampala, Uganda - June 10, 2014. UNICEF-Uganda launches the "Child Poverty Report", based on a PEP-led analysis.

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  Situation Analysis of Child Poverty and Deprivation in Uganda

           

On June 10, 2014, UNICEF-Uganda organized a conference to launch the "Child Poverty Report". This report presents the outcomes of a study entitled "Situation Analysis of Child Poverty and Deprivation in Uganda" that was commissioned by UNICEF-Uganda to PEP in 2012. Find out more about this UNICEF-commissioned project.

The study was conducted by a group of local (Ugandan) PEP researchers from the Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) with support from PEP resource persons.

The UNICEF conference was well-attended and benefited from wide media coverage. The main results and conclusions of the report made the headlines of national newspapers (see photo on the right, or click here for a press report published on the web). A short video clip was also produced by UNICEF-Uganda to publicize the report's conclusions, and presented during the launch.

The results from the PEP-led analysis mainly show that over half of Uganda's young children (55%) live in multidimensional poverty, deprived of at least two crucial dimensions of their rights, and that nearly a quarter live in extreme poverty with sever deprivations in at least two dimensions.

 

You can find out more about the evidence produced in the context of this study project through the official (full) report below:

Situation Analysis of Child Poverty and Deprivation in Uganda
By Yele Maweki Batana, John Cockburn, Ibrahim Kasirye, Luca Tiberti and Gemma Ahaibwe

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