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Population Growth, Economic Growth, and Poverty Reduction in Uganda

:: by Nicole Bridge :: Game Changers

This paper examines the link between population and per capita economic growth in Uganda. Uganda has one of the highest population growth rates in the world. Due to inherent demographic momentum, this growth will persist for some time to come. Theoretical considerations as well as strong empirical evidence suggest that the currently high population growth puts a considerable break on per capita growth prospects in Uganda. It contributes significantly to low achievements in education, health, and poverty reduction and will make improvements in these areas very difficult. It may also be an important factor in the increase of inequality. If ...

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 ...