The Mitchell Group

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State of Uganda Population 2011 Report

:: by Nicole Bridge :: Game Changers

Uganda’s population has grown by 1.6 million people, according to the report released today by the population secretariat. 

The high growth is as a result of the second highest fertility at 3.2% annually, second only to Niger. The report focuses on improving reproductive health and broadening opportunities for national development.

The two reports released; the state of Uganda Population report 2011 and the World Population Report 2011 outline the dangers of a rapidly growing population, with less or no increase in the country’s social services.

According to the national report, Uganda currently has about 33.6 ...

Soil Degredation and Population Growth in Uganda

:: by Nicole Bridge :: Game Changers

Uganda is culturally typical of most East African countries. Ugandans value large families, polygamy is legal and fairly common, and 80% of the country is involved in agriculture.

Curiously, the total fertility rates (the average number of children born to each woman) in neighboring, culturally similar countries like Kenya and Tanzania, have gone down in recent years, to ­­­4.91 and 4.97 respectively, but Uganda’s TFR was 7.1 in 2000, leading to a population growth rate of 3.30% per year. (Klasen, Stephan). Such explosive population growth will lead to serious repercussions in all sectors of Ugandan ...

Oil Extraction and the Potential for Domestic Instability in Uganda

:: by Nicole Bridge :: Game Changers

Abstract: The exportation of oil offers tremendous opportunities for Uganda. It also poses several risks to Uganda’s domestic security. Drawing on field research in Uganda, as well as archival research, this paper identifies three potential sources of domestic instability stemming from oil exportation: increased urbaniza-tion, unpredictability in tax revenue collection, and the formation of rebel groups. The paper concludes that government transparency is crucial in avoiding most of the pitfalls associated with oil extraction and makes several recommendations for improving transparency in Uganda.

This article explores the potential risks associated with oil development and exportation in Uganda. It ...

Projections of Demographic Trends in Uganda 2007-2017

:: by Nicole Bridge :: Game Changers

Population projections are essential for planning at the national, regional and district levels in the private and public sectors. In order for planners and policy makers to efficiently allocate the scarce resources, they need to know the future size and struc-ture of the country’s population as well as their characteristics. Two population projection scenarios have been made including the high and low scenarios. The low variant scenario is essen-tially an AIDS impact scenario while the High variant projection does not explicitly take into account HIV / AIDS in the assump-tions. Thus the low variant projections are considered to be the ...

HIV/AIDS and Youth Development in Uganda

:: by Nicole Bridge :: Game Changers

Globally, young people are among the populations most at risk of and affected by HIV and AIDS. UNAIDS estimated about 40% of new adult infections occurring among young people in 2006. This situation might continue unabated unless causes of vulnerability to infection among them are clearly identified and addressed within respective contexts.
The dynamics of the epidemic among young people demand for a holistic approach to address both individuals and the social, cultural and economic environments around individuals to enhance social change. There is an urgent need to factor HIV, AIDS and sexual reproductive health issues into develop-ment programming to ...