Policy and Advocacy Briefs

Government Covid-19 Vaccine Strategy Leaves Critical Questions Unanswered

Drawing on the remarks at the recently concluded cabinet meeting, held on 1st February 2021, particularly, on the issue of COVID-19 vaccine, civil society organizations under the leadership of the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) are cognizant of the Government of Uganda’s decision to procure 18 million doses of Astra Zeneca from the Serum Institute of India.

Several critical concerns and questions regarding vaccine access and distribution remain unanswered.

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The COVID 19 vaccine and Uganda - 12 questions to policy makers

As Uganda plans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the near future, the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) has some questions that should be pondered upon

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Economic and Social Rights Advocacy (ESRA) Brief - 2021 General Elections: Voting for Quality Service Delivery

This edition implicitly asks Ugandans to refrain from getting caught up in the frenetic energy of political campaigning and to critically assess the extent to which incumbent politicians and parties have delivered on the promises made in previous manifestos; whether and to what extent they have been held accountable for failing to deliver on their mandates; it asks citizens to consider the ways in which they may be complicit in entrenching an electoral system that prioritizes short-term patronage over long-term service delivery; and the electoral system itself is critiqued, in the light of the constraints Uganda faces within a global political and economic order, which has budgetary and policy implications for its ability to practically achieve the economic and social rights to which its citizens are entitled.

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Economic and Social Rights Advocacy (ESRA) Brief -COVID19 Special Edition

This special edition of the ESRA Brief is timely, motivated as it is by the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has intensified focus on the realisation of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) – not only in Uganda but throughout the world.

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A Simplified Handbook on Economic and SocialRights for Community Advocates

This handbook serves as a simplified guide to Community Advocates (CAs), Health Unit Management Committees (HUMCs) and School Management Committees SMCs) among others.

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Submission to the Health Committee of Parliament on the National Health Insurance Bill, 2019

On 20th November 2019, ISER made a presentation to the Health Committee of Parliament on the National Health Insurance Bill, 2019

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Economic & Social Rights Advocacy(ESRA) Brief

Uganda’s Second National Development Plan (NDP II) 2015/16-2019/20 has as its theme ‘Strengthening Uganda’s Competitiveness for Sustainable Wealth Creation, Employment and Inclusive Growth.” The NDP II is the second in a series of six five-year Plans aimed at achieving Uganda Vision 2040, which envisions ‘A Transformed Ugandan Society from a Peasant to a Modern and Prosperous Country within 30 years.’

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UCCA News Letter Issue 1: Pursuing Corporate Accountability in Uganda

Issue No 1 focuses on the journey and pilot phase of the Uganda Consortium on Corporate Accountability (UCCA). Why was the UCCA formed and what was largely undertaken in the one year. The issue also takes a brief look at 2017, highlighting the key activities undertaken and the new members that joined the Consortium. The issue highlights the milestones that have been achieved. We feel it is important to appreciate the journey so far that has set the course for our broader goals and objectives. However, going forward, the Newsletter will highlight the various individual member experiences and engagements with a focus to come up with coordinated and strategic interventions to enhance corporate accountability.

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From Geneva to Kampala: Implementation of Recommendations from Uganda’s UPR

This 9th issue of the biannual Economic and Social Rights Advocacy (ESRA) Brief features articles on the recommendations received during the UPR, their progress on implementation and their strategies on how to achieve them. It has been widely disseminated to key stakeholders including government.

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The Local Government Handbook

The Local Government Handbook is a simple community and practitioners guide to participation in local government processes.

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The Baraza Advocacy Brief

This brief provides an analysis of the implementation of the Baraza platforms by the Office of the Prime Minister in Local Governments.

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Analysis of the Mental Health Bill, 2014 - ISER Policy Advocacy Brief No. 7

ISER is an ardent advocate for the adoption and use of a human rights based approach to healthcare service delivery and has actively engaged in advocacy for reform of the mental health laws in Uganda.  It is against this background that ISER presents its proposals on the Mental Health Bill, 2014.

 

 



 

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