Free, Prior and InformedConsent (FPIC) andits Applicability to Uganda’s Context

This research was aimed at expounding on what the right to FPIC is and to assess how Uganda is faring from legal and policy standpoints. It investigates Uganda’s Legal and policy framework and the various international instruments to show the global premise for this right to free, prior and informed consent.

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Background paper for Uganda’s national action plan on business and human rights

This paper discusses Uganda’s need for a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights in the context of implementing the United Nations’ Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It also discusses what the contents of this Action Plan should be, the principles and processes that should underpin it, and the lessons that may be learnt from other states’ existing Action Plans.

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Meaningful Access to Justice for Economic and Social Rights

Access to Justice is a core element of the rule of law and an essential prerequisite for the protection and promotion of all human rights. Accordingly, the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) research sought to determine the status quo of Access to Justice in Uganda as regards ESRs, and critically analyze the impediments to access to justice in Uganda as regards to ESRs with a view to making practical recommendations.

Status of Implementation of SDG 4 on Education: Is Uganda on Track?

The report examines Uganda’s progress of implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 “Ensure Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education and Promote Lifelong Learning for All”. It reviews the status of the SDG 4.1, 4.5, 4.a, and 4.c indicators in Uganda.

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Civil Society sues Government over the International Specialised Hospital, Lubowa.

Civil Society, led by ISER, pray that the Constitutional Court declares unconstitutional and annuls the acts of Government leading to the approval of the ISHU at Lubowa project.


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Private Sector Involvement in Health Hurts the poor: Civil Society tells Government.

 In its Report on Public Private Partnerships in health, ISER affirms that involvement of the private sector is not the solution to achieving equity in health.


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Achieving Equity in Health: Are Public Private Partnerships the Solution?

This report, as part of a series of reports on universal health coverage and ensuring no one is left behind, provides an overview of the private sector involvement in governance for health, and specifically examines public private partnerships in health in Uganda.


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Report of the National Conference on Governance and Accountability in Primary Schools in Uganda

The conference was convened to explore the opportunities and challenges of governance and accountability structures in primary schools as well as come up with recommendations to strengthen the system. It was organized by the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER)  in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) Basic Education and Secondary Education Department.

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Education Baraza report: Ngogwe Sub County, Buikwe District

Education Barazas form part of the Right to Education community engagements that is aimed at bridging the communication gap between the community and the various Local District leadership. This report focused on strengthen relationship between the community members and the district leadership on ways of improving the performance of learners in Ngogwe sub county in PLE.

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Are We Failing to Progressively Realise the Right to Health in Uganda?

This brief analyses the adequacy of budgetary allocations to specific crucial areas of the health sector over the Second National Development Plan period of 2015/16 - 2018/19.

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Why Mulago Women's Hospital will do very little to address Maternal and Child Mortality in Uganda

The majority of Ugandans can not afford services at Mulago Women's Hospital. Maternal and child mortality will continue being a big challenge if the Government doesn't take deliberate steps to ensure affordability of the hospital. 

Mionitoring and Inspection Financing for Primary and Secondary Schools -FY2013/14 to FY2018/19 Factsheet

Effective monitoring and inspection of schools is critical in the realization of quality of education. However, over the years, financing of monitoring and inspection has not matched with the increasing number of schools in the country which is leading to poor learning outcomes. This paper analyses the implications of the continued inadequate financing of monitoring and inspection and proposes recommendations better formulas for financing monitoring and inspection


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