• Promoting accountability
    Promoting accountability
    A section of Toroma county residents attending a Baraza at Toroma Sub-county, Katakwi district.
  • Resource tracking
    Resource tracking
    A resource tracker sharing information on budget with the community in Acholibur sub-county, Pader district, Uganda.
  • Access to information
    Access to information
    The Head teacher for Mucwini Primary school showing one of the ways they store and share data to a DRT staff.
  • Social Protection
    Social Protection
    One of the Senior Citizens grant beneficially in Zombo district receiving her monthly payment
  • Poverty
    Pupils studying under a makeshift classroom in Buvuma

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MasterCard launches $74m youth employment initiative

  The MasterCard Foundation has launched the Youth Forward Initiative, a five year ...


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The Youth Forward Initiative, a five-year youth employment and livelihood programme, has ...

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Unlocking the potential of a more harnessed partnership among Open Data actors in Uganda

“Between January 2015 and December 2015, DRT in collaboration with Indigo Trust ...


Why is Vulnerability Increasing even as Poverty Reduces in Uganda?

A Rejoinder to the Government’s Poverty Status Report (PSR) 2014 The Ministry ...

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The 14th World Forestry Congress: Highlights

  The 14th World Forestry Congress was held in Durban, South Africa, from 7th to 11th September 2015. It was the first ever on African soil ...

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Escaping poverty but not getting rich

By Warren Nyamugasira, There is new evidence that indicates that many Ugandans are escaping poverty. Since the modern records began in the 1990s, Uganda has consistently ...

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