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dc.contributor.authorNannyonjo, Justineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-14T09:51:23Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-14T09:51:23Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9291901016en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/53097-
dc.description.abstractUganda is the first country to benefit from the 1996 Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative, which offers a number of low-income countries an opportunity to negotiate a reduction of their external debt, and is utilizing the savings from the relief to implement social sector reforms, via its poverty eradication action plan (PEAP). This paper assesses the performance of the social sector programmes being implemented. It indicates that even though some progress has been achieved in improving Uganda’s social indicators, there are a number of constraints to the reform process: inadequate capacity particularly at the district and community levels; insufficient inputs including teachers and health personnel; and weak accountability of resources. However, implementation of programmes to solve these problems requires additional resources to those that are currently projected from domestic and donor sources, and it is estimated that there is likely to be a resource gap in the country’s social development expenditure. An implication is that Uganda will require further financial support in order to be able to significantly improve its social indicators.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2001/138en_US
dc.subject.jelO11en_US
dc.subject.jelO19en_US
dc.subject.jelF34en_US
dc.subject.jelF35en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordHIPC debt reliefen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial sector reformsen_US
dc.subject.keywordUgandaen_US
dc.subject.stwAuslandsverschuldungen_US
dc.subject.stwSchuldenerlassen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwUgandaen_US
dc.titleThe HIPC debt relief initiative: Uganda's social sector reforms and outcomesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn339058897en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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