Leaving no one behind in Karamoja

No. of pages: 8

Publication date: 1 September 2018

Author: UNFPA Uganda

Uganda adopted and has aligned its sustainable development goals to the Global 2030 Agenda, which call for action to address inequalities and inequities in opportunity, wealth and power. Inequity impedes economic growth, increases poverty, and undermines social cohesion and voice. The notion of leaving no one behind seeks to address root causes of chronic poverty and inequitable access to services.  In Uganda’s development history, Karamoja region remains the least socially and economically developed, with 61 percent of the total population of 1.2 million living in poverty. In light of the equity gaps in the Karamoja region, there is need to consistently and collaboratively explore the policy priorities to achieve equity.