Uganda Social Protection Financing Options Programme (Final Report)
Social protection is globally recognized as a critical component of national development strategies and key to achieving inclusive pro poor, equitable development. To realize Uganda’s social protection goals the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID), Irish Aid and UNICEF, is implementing the Expanding Social Protection (ESP) programme. In furtherance of these goals, this study has been commissioned to develop comprehensive options for medium and long term sources of financing and financing mechanisms for the Senior Citizens’ Grant (SCG) programme. The study also incorporates a brief comment on the coordination and financing of Public Works programmes.
This paper was produced as part of the Government of Uganda’s Expanding Social Protection programme.