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Stakeholders’ Common Position on Harnessing the Demographic Dividend

Technical Reports and Document

The Uganda Vision 2040 adopted harnessing the DD as a development strategy with a view that it will lead to a socioeconomic transformation that will support the emergence of a strong middle class. This Stakeholders’ Common Position on Harnessing the Demographic Dividend focuses on the five pillars for harnessing the DD to include the Need for a demographic transition, the need for enhanced investment in education, the need for enhanced investment for a healthy and productive human capital, the need for economic growth and employment creation; and the need for good governance and accountability.

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My Body Is My Own

State of World Population Report

We have the inherent right to choose what we do with our body, to ensure its protection and care, to pursue its expression. The quality of our lives depends on it. In fact, our lives themselves depend on it. 

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MDAs and Local Government Demographic Dividend Compliance Tool

Technical Reports and Document

The Demographic Dividend (DD) Compliance tool provides a great opportunity to track the country’s efforts towards achieving the potential DD through the investments the country will make at national and district levels, and for the various sectors that contribute to its realization of the DD. Investments in DD cannot be achieved unless well embedded in national planning and budgeting frameworks. 

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The Certificate of Compliance for the Annual Budget FY 2019/20 to Demographic Dividend (Assessment Report)

Technical Reports and Document

The issuance of the Certificate of Compliance (CoC) is a requirement under the Public Finance and Management Act (PFMA) 2015. The CoC is aimed at ensuring that the National Budget, comprising the sector, MDA and local government budgets are focused on implementation of the National Development Plans (NDPs). This requirement is expected to guarantee that planning and budgeting frameworks are aligned to achieving Vision 2040 through the NDPs. 

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UNFPA Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report December 2020, Issue No. 12

Fact Sheet

UNFPA Uganda plays a leading role in ensuring access to life-saving sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, preventing and responding to gender-based violence (GBV) and empowering women, adolescent girls and young people in refugee hosting districts and in emergency situations

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United Nations Population Fund Country Programme document for Uganda

Technical Reports and Document

The country programme is aligned to the third Uganda National Development Plan 2020/21-2024/25, National Vision 2040, African Union Agenda 2063 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2021-2025. The overall vision of the programme is to ensure universal access, for women and young people in Uganda to quality, integrated sexual and reproductive health and rights information and services which will support attainment of the three transformative results in UNFPA Strategic Plan 2018-2021, to end unmet need for family planning, end preventable maternal deaths, end gender-based violence.

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Right(s) Here: Delivering Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Under COVID-19. Issue 3

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The challenge of  reducing teenage pregnancies to meet  the development  goals of  Uganda and SDGs as a whole has long been recognized as a significant  challenge by the Government of Uganda and Development  Partners. Despite efforts,  the teenage pregnancy problem persists at 25% and much higher  than the national  target  of  15% in the  NDP I I I (2021- 2025). The COVI D- 19 pandemic has further  aggravated the situation by providi ng fertile ground for  the major  drivers of teenage pregnancy to prevail  especially  with school  closures, disruption in the economic life of  households, and resultant poverty, disruption in adolescent  sexual  reproductive services among others. In this issue of 'Right(s) Here', read how UNFPA has supported districts expressing an increase in teenage pregnancies during COVID-19. 

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UNFPA findings: A recent assessment on Peacebuilding and Youth in Uganda

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Uganda has a history of a vulnerable political landscape that peak up during election times and has resulted in violence, conflicts and criminal activities. The Central and Rwenzori regions of Uganda have been hotspots for violence with the youth at the center. Youth involvement in election violence in Uganda has been occasioned with tragic outcomes and continues to pose a threat to peace and security of the nation, in addition to undermining the long-term sustainability of the democratisation processes as well as risking the view of youth wrongfully becoming viewed troublemakers rather then potential actors for peacebuilding. This rapid assessment was conducted to generate evidence on improving youth inclusion in peacebuilding to support interventions in the UN Secretary Generals Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) project. 

 

 

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Commercially sexually exploited adolescent girls: the invisible vulnerable population in Uganda

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Risk factors for entry into commercial sexual exploitation include risky healthy behaviors, inconsistent condom use, violence and limited access to health services including sexual and
reproductive health information and services. All stakeholders must find a way to hold the reality commercially sexually exploited adolescent girls in Uganda are highly vulnerable to adverse SRH/ HIV and GBV outcomes and their rights to health and safety must be protected.

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The Journey towards Achieving Zero Unmet Need for Modern Family Planning: Re-evaluating Uganda’s efforts

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The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action in 1994 called  for all countries to provide universal access to a full range of safe and reliable family-planning methods by the year 2015. The United Nations General Assembly 2014 extended the ICPD Programme of Action in order to continue galvanising commitment to complete the unfinished business to meet
fully the Programme’s goals and objectives.  The United Nations General Assembly reaffirmed these commitments when it adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. How far are we in achieving these goals?

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