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Social Protection Investment Case

Source:  Ugandan Government and Unicef

Date: November 2016

Description: The Ministry of Gender, Labour & Social Development together with UNICEF today released a report making a case for sustained investment in social protection in the country.

“This Investment Case clearly demonstrates that investments in Social Protection bears high returns and improves human development and labour productivity, especially among the poorest and most vulnerable populations,” said Hajat Janat Mukwaya, Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development.

The Investment Case provides evidence that social protection could be a strategic investment to address persistent poverty, vulnerability and inequality which are impediments to Uganda’s drive towards a middle income country status. It also shows the positive impact social protection interventions have had on some vulnerable populations in Uganda to-date as well as the great potential it offers to the poorest and most vulnerable across Uganda if further investments in social protection programmes are made.

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