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Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Progress Report 2002

March 2002

Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) are prepared by member countries in broad consultation with stakeholders and development partners, including the staffs of the World Bank and the IMF. Updated every three years with annual progress reports, they describe the country's macroeconomic, structural, and social policies in support of growth and poverty reduction, as well as associated external financing needs and major sources of financing. This country document is being made available on the IMF website by agreement with the member country as a service to users of the IMF website.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures


Acronyms and Abbreviations

Chapter 1. Introduction and Summary of Main Findings

    1.1 Main Findings
    1.2 Performance Target
    1.3 Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy
    1.4 Guide to the Report

Chapter 2. Sustainable Economic Growth and Structural Transformation.

    2.1 Stable Macroeconomic Environment and Economic Growth
    2.1.1 Overall macroeconomic performance

    2.1.2 Sustainable economic growth and structural transformation
    2.1.3 Achieving and sustaining the GDP growth target
    2.1.4. Infrastructure expansion and utility reforms.
    2.2 Fiscal Sector Performance
    2.2.1 Revenue performance
    2.2.2 Poverty focus of public expenditure
    2.3 Challenges and Way Forward

Chapter 3. Good Governance and Security

    3.1 The Public Sector Perspective
    3.1.1 Pay reform and payroll management
    3.1.2 Public procurement
    3.1.3 Results Oriented Management
    3.1.4 Capacity building imitative
    3.1.5 Decentralisation
    3.1.6 Financial management
    3.1.7 Transparency and accountability
    3.2 Legal and Judicial Reform
    3.3 Political Connections between the Public and Legal Sectors
    3.3.1 Security
    3.3.2 Decentralisation and the observance of human rights
    3.3.3 Government - civil society partnership

Chapter 4. Increasing the Incomes of the Poor

    4.1 Rural Livelihoods and Poverty Reductions in Uganda
    4.2 Progress in Implementing Pillar
    4.2.1 Increasing access to productive assets
    4.2.2 Increasing the returns of the assets of the poor
    4.3 Challenges and the way forward

Chapter 5. Improving the Quality of Life of the Poor

    5.1 Health Sector
    5.1.1 Annual progress
    5.1.2 Mortality trends
    5.2.3 Mortality and the provision of health services
    5.2.4 The abolition of user charges
    5.2 Education Sector.
    5.2.1 Universal Primary Education
    5.2.2 Post-primary education
    5.2.3 Decentralisation
    5.3 Water and Sanitation Sector
    5.3.1 Trends and targets
    5.3.2 Key issues
    5.4 Population
    5.4.1 Population trends
    5.4.2 Economic implications
    5.4.3 Policy implications


List of Tables, Figures and Text Boxes

List of Tables

Table 1.1 PEAP/PRSP Indicators
Table 2.1 Key Macroeconomic Indicators
Table 2.2 GDP Performance by Sector
Table 2.3 Regional Distribution of Local Government Grants by Sector
Table 2.4 Example of a Poverty Sensitive Distribution
Table 2.5 Sectoral Shares of the Government Budget
Table 3.1 Representation in the Justice Delivery by Sex
Table 3.2 Private sector perceptions of the commercial justice institutions
Table 5.1 Mortality Trends, Uganda 1995–2000
Table 5.2 Quality of Toilets in Government Owned Primary Schools
Table 5.4 Selected Indicators of Uganda's Population
Table 5.5 Mean number children and fertility by quintile, Uganda

List of Figures

Figure 2.1 Exports 1991/92–2000/01
Figure 2.2 Revenue Performance 1988/89–2000/01
Figure 3.1 Share of Polling Stations Opening Late
Figure 5.1 Infant Mortality by Wealth Index Quintile
Figure 5.2 Infant Mortality by Region, 1995–2000
Figure 5.3 Child Immunisation Coverage in Uganda, 1995–2000
Figure 5.4 Rural Population Covered by Safe Water 1991–2000 (%)

List of Text Boxes

Box 4.1 Highlights of Progress in 2001

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