The unchanging realities “Poverty and unemployment in Northern Uganda”

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The Government of Uganda (GoU) and Development Partners have continued to support reconstruction of northern Uganda. Over the past two decades, GoU proactively attempted to address the post conflict problems, rural poverty, extreme levels of vulnerability, poor service delivery, low agricultural productivity, social exclusion and weak local governments through a variety of policies and programs. Some of these National Development Programs include the NUSAF (Northern Uganda Social Action Funds), Youth livelihood, Community Demand Driven projects (CDD), Operation Wealth Creation, Prosperity for all that aimed at in­ten­si­fy­ing agri­cul­tural pro­duc­tion to in­crease house­hold in­come and im­prov­ing food se­cu­rity, the Youth Livelihood Program (YLP) de­signed to re­spond to the ex­ist­ing chal­lenge of un­em­ploy­ment among the Youths. Based on prevailing reports and published articles, poverty and unemployment still remain unshaken in communities despite all these interventions though with lit­tle achieved in terms of suc­cess sto­ries. Why do you think nothing is changing or if at all it is why is the pace so slow?


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