The Trends of Relationship Between Poverty and Economic Development in Uganda in the 21st Century

Kabir Haruna Danja
2012 American Journal of Economics  
Poverty has made Uganda to attain an unenviable status such that no Government (no matter the level), Organization, Community, Clan or Family can survive effectively without introducing one kind of poverty reduction effort or the other. This problem is essentially not that of programme introduction but effectiveness of such programme and strategies so adapted in poverty reduction efforts. The paper focused on if there is a significant relationship between poverty and economic development in
more » ... development in Uganda from 1990-2010. The paper utilized the survey approach to collect, collate, analyze and present data respectively and its findings out that; Poverty is multi-dimensional in nature and must be so treated in order to be effective, most government ministries and agencies activities are poverty reduction-based, poverty reduction programmes have not been effective and reasons for non-effectiveness were adduced. Based on the findings the paper concludes and recommends that; government, its agencies and other stakeholders should develop a multidimensional approach towards poverty reduction strategies and implement along that line, efforts should be made to effectively target the poor in all considerations and at all levels of articulation, implementation, monitoring and review; the government anti-corruption efforts should be stepped up and seriously up-held in dealing with matters concerning poverty reduction efforts.
doi:10.5923/j.economics.20120202.02 fatcat:bxa2xddknvag7blzilgcbiy6qm