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Livelihoods under COVID-19 #2

Archive 16 Jul 2020 | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

This factsheet reports that in rural households, however, growing and selling crops is the main source of income for almost half of households. At the same time, 1 out of 5 (22%) depend on casual labour for income, similar to urban areas.

Livelihoods under COVID-19 #1

Archive 9 Jul 2020 | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

This fact sheet reports that COVID-19 takes its toll on Ugandan’s pockets: households are spending 30% less compared to January.

Uganda: Participation

Archive 11 Nov 2019 | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

These briefs report that the majority of Ugandans (54%) say that the sub-county governments take their views into account in decisions while fewer (35%) report that they believe the national government considers their views. They also report that citizens find it hard to participate in planning and budget processes (75%), access government information (70%) and influence decision-making in their sub-county (63%).

Kenya: The big four agenda

Archive 20 May 2019 | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

This brief reports that 8 out of 10 Kenyans (77%) cite corruption as the main reason why the government’s agenda may not succeed. Other factors are named by far fewer people (politics – 13%, bureaucracy – 5%). Nonetheless, 14% of Kenyans say that nothing will derail the agenda.

Uganda: Banking, mobile money and taxes

Archive 29 Apr 2019 | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

This brief reports that a majority of citizens (79%) say that they think mobile money services are too expensive. This is compared to 3 out of 10 (32%) who said the same one year before. This coincides with the introduction of excise duty on mobile money transactions.

Uganda: More food, less money

Archive 20 Mar 2019 | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

This brief reports that four out of five Ugandan households (81%) say their household income does not meet daily expenses. These figures are similar to 2017. However, the amount of money that households report needing every day has gone down from UGX 11,800 to UGX 10,300 in the same period.

Grading the nation?

Archive 1 Mar 2019 | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

This brief reports that a majority of citizens (65%) say that the cost of living is the biggest problem facing their household. And seven out of ten Kenyans (71%) say they are not satisfied overall with the direction in which the country is heading; half of these blame economic issues for this view.

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