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Are our children learning? Uwezo Uganda Eighth Learning Assessment Report 2019

A new Uwezo report reveals a decline in literacy and numeracy levels of Primary 3 to Primary 6 pupils. Between 2015 and 2018, the learning outcomes in literacy and numeracy remained low and appeared to be declining

Uganda: Participation

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%).

Active and engaged? Ugandans’ experiences of participation and citizens’ agency

Civil servants themselves indicate that, while citizens can engage in processes to make their needs known, priority is given to proposals from public officials themselves.

Uwezo Learning Assessment Survey Tool and Tests 2018

Uwezo Learning Assessment Survey Tool 2018

Protecting Journalists and the Media: East African citizens’ views on media freedom

Across East Africa, more citizens generally support media freedom than government control of media, although this has fluctuated.

UN proclaim September 28th as the International Day for Universal Access to Information

A significant step has been taken to make a reality of “public access to information and fundamental freedoms.”

Twaweza at URA Taxpayers’ appreciation week

Twaweza sharesq citizens’ views and experiences on issues of public interest at the URA Taxpayers’ appreciation week at Kololo Independence grounds.
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