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How can policies ensure safety for labour migrants?

Due to high domestic unemployment, a high wave of young people are seeking jobs in other countries. Many emigrants are exposed to exploitation. Therefore, policies are needed to protect Ugandans working in the diaspora.

Government and cooperatives - A difficult relationship

The relation between the government and cooperatives is often characterized by conflicts. The current question is, if the state really supports the empowerment of cooperatives or if it is just a political game?

The differences between cooperatives

Do you know the difference between a cooperative and a SACCO? This article from ARISE magazine gives an answer and points out that there are many different forms of cooperatives.


Cooperative unions have a long history in Uganda by connecting farmers and workers so that they can speak with one voice. But are they still relevant today? ARISE-magazine discussed this question with politicians, farmers and business leaders.

Is the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) sufficient to tackle the problem of youth unemployment?

Uganda suffers from high youth unemployment rates. The Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) is one of the initiatives the goverment started to tackle this problem. Mrs. Okello questioned the effectiveness of the current group-based funding model and gives recommendations how the model can be improved.


"The book makes an important contribution to our understanding of the gendered politics of cooperation in modern society."


The International Labour Organization explains how Gender Equality can be advanced in a Co-operative Way.

Why soft skills in Uganda's Education System can respond to the Unemployment Challenge

The education system in Uganda focuses on skills building like technical or vocational education and training. To meet the demands of being competitive in a globalized economy, the education system needs to pay more attention to soft skills like critical thinking, problem solving or questioning.

Decades later, Farmer's hopes for the Revival of the Cooperative Bank are still alive

With over 25,000 existing cooperatives, the revival of the Uganda Cooperative Bank after its closure in 1999 would not only raise the living standards of the members but also improve the state of different sectors, such as housing, farming and trade.

Why policy intervention is needed to stop excessive alcohol consumption

Uganda is the largest alcohol consumer in East Africa and has registered the most alcohol-related deaths in the region. To stop excessive alcohol consumption, existing laws need to be amended.

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Country Reports

Short political reports of the KAS offices abroad

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is a political foundation. Our offices abroad are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. The country reports offer current analyses, exclusive evaluations, background information and forecasts - provided by our international staff.

Event Reports

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, its educational institutions, centres and foreign offices, offer several thousand events on various subjects each year. We provide up to date and exclusive reports on selected conferences, events and symposia at In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.


A Women’s Development Magazine

ARISE magazine features varying issues around women and development in Uganda. Whether women wearing uniform, working as farmers, or holding political offices: We review the trends and challenges women face in Uganda. The magazine has been published in cooperation with Action for Development since 1990.

Reality Check

The series analyses developmental challenges in the political, social and economic sphere in Uganda. The editions examine hot topics of the daily political agenda and undertake a rigorous reality check. Reality Check is published in cooperation with Centre for Development Alternatives.

Economic Policy Paper Series

We examine economic issues in Uganda through a policy lens: Which way for Uganda's economic development? Which obstacles does the country face? And how can political players set the course for economic growth? This series crafts policy papers to inform and inspire debates around economic progress in Uganda. The Economic Policy Paper Series is published in cooperation with Centre for Development Alternatives. 

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