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Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Progress Report 2001

Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
March 2001

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

Chapter 1

Introduction and overview

    1.1 Background: the planning cycle.
    1.2 Overview of main messages

Chapter 2

Creating an enabling environment for rapid and sustainable economic growth and structural transformation

    2.1 Stable macroeconomic environment
    2.2 Efficiency and equity of tax regime
    2.3 Enabling the private sector

Chapter 3

Good governance and security

    3.1 Efficient delivery of public services
    3.2 Accountability and transparent and efficient public expenditure
    3.3 Monitoring and evaluation of public sector performance
    3.4 Democratisation and human rights
    3.5 Justice, law and order
    3.6 Security
    3.7 Disaster preparedness

Chapter 4

Increasing the ability of the poor to raise their incomes

    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 Changes in household consumption
    4.3. Changes in consumption poverty
    4.4 Poverty by socioeconomic group
    4.5 Causes of poverty trends
    4.6 Government actions to increase incomes of the poor:
           an overview
    4.7 Promoting secure access to assets for the poor
    4.8 Increasing the returns that poor people can generate

Chapter 5

Improving the quality of life of the poor

    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Health
    5.3 HIV/AIDS
    5.4 Water and sanitation
    5.5 Improving human capital through education

Chapter 6

The way forward

    6.1 Main findings
    6.2 Implementing the PEAP/PRSP
    6.3 Performance targets
    6.4 Monitoring and research



Figure 1.1

Consumption poverty headcount, 1992-2000


Figure 2.1

Real GDP growth


Figure 2.3

Domestic Revenue as GDP


Figure 2.4

Condition of Road Network


Figure 4.1:

Incidence of consumption poverty, 1992 - 2000


Figure 4.2:

Regional shares of the poor population in 1997 and 2000


Figure 4.3:

Incidence of rural consumption poverty by main occupation of household head, 1992, 1996 and 2000


Figure 4.4:

Incidence of urban consumption poverty by main occupation of household head, 1992, 1996 and 2000


Figure 5.1:

Percent of children stunted (low height for age), 1992 and 2000


Table 2.1:

Key macroeconomic indicators


Table 2.2:

GDP performance by sector (annual growth rates in percent)


Table 2.3:

Sectoral composition of public expenditure (percent of total expenditure)


Table 3.1:

Percentage of women among the decision makers in 1999


Table 3.2:

People affected by emergency


Table 4.1:

Gini coefficients, 1992, 1997 and 2000 (percent)


Table 4.2:

Changes in real producer prices, number of growers and output by crop 1992-1999.


Table 4.3:

Asset ownership and access to productive services, Uganda 1992 and 2000


Table 5.1:

Population reported ill or injured during the last 30 days (percent)


Table 5.2:

Incidence of diarrhoea among children below 5 years (percent)


Table 5.3:

Type of medical attention received by those who fell sick, by quintile, 1992, 1997and 2000 (percent)


Table 5.4:

Status of government healthcare infrastructure


Table 5.5:

Selected characteristics of health facilities by region, 1996 and 2000


Table 5.6:

Performance of the health sector


Table 5.7:

Achievements in the provision of safe water


Table 5.8:

Water and sanitation targets for 2000/2001-2002/2003


Table 5.9:

Net primary and secondary enrollment rates by sex and quintile, 1992, 1997and 2000 (percent)


Table 5.10:

Primary education output targets and current achievements


Table 1:

Budget performance: budget estimates and outturns of sectoral shares of public expenditure

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