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Title:The State of Dynamics of Social Policy Practice and Research in Uganda
Authors:Manyire, Henry
Asingwire, Narathius
Periodical:Journal of Social Development in Africa (ISSN 1012-1080)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Uganda
East Africa
Subjects:social policy
Development and Technology
Politics and Government
government policy
Economic equity
social research
Abstract:For some time there has been concern in Uganda about the role of social policy in the process of national development. The living standards of the vast majority of Ugandans is declining, little or no attention is given to the maintenance of the basic social infrastructure, and government authorities appear to be preoccupied with economic development to the exclusion of sociocultural considerations. The key players in the making and delivery of social services in Uganda include various government ministries and departments, local and international NGOs, including churches and mosques, bilateral and multilateral agencies, and, of late, local communities. Most of the social policy interventions they initiate are either residual, institutional or community-based. Most see social policy as simply the provision of social services. Equity as a principle of social policy is often compromised. The influence of external agencies on the social policy process, notably through funding, is considerable. Social policy research is hampered, amongst others, by financial constraints and flaws in the ways in which social policy research knowledge is disseminated. Bibliogr., sum.