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Uganda: More food, less money

Archive 20 Mar 2019 | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

This brief reports that four out of five Ugandan households (81%) say their household income does not meet daily expenses. These figures are similar to 2017. However, the amount of money that households report needing every day has gone down from UGX 11,800 to UGX 10,300 in the same period.

Grading the nation?

Archive 1 Mar 2019 | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

This brief reports that a majority of citizens (65%) say that the cost of living is the biggest problem facing their household. And seven out of ten Kenyans (71%) say they are not satisfied overall with the direction in which the country is heading; half of these blame economic issues for this view.

Kenya: Active and engaged?

Archive 26 Nov 2018 | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

This brief reports that more than half of citizens define participation more strongly than participating in meetings; as the implementation of citizens’ opinions (35%) or citizens shaping the development agenda (21%).

Uganda: The haves and the have nots

Archive 25 Sep 2018 | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

This brief presents data on Ugandans’ views and opinions on poverty, fairness and inequality. It reports that over half (54%) of Ugandans say that the reason people are poor is laziness or a lack of personal effort. External factors such as social injustice (29%), luck (16%) and unemployment (11%) are mentioned by fewer people.

Kenya: A fair slice?

Archive 25 Sep 2018 | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

This brief presents data on Kenyans’ views and opinions on poverty, fairness and inequality. It reports that majority of Kenyans (95%) think that the gap between rich and poor is too big, and a similar number feel it is the government’s job to reduce this gap (85%).

Tanzania: Politics, demonstrations and participation

Archive 5 Jul 2018 | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

Across a range of indicators of democracy, the majority of citizens say there is less freedom now than there was three years ago. Citizens feel that freedom has diminished for: opposition parties to hold rallies and speak their mind (64%), the media to criticize or report government mistakes (62%), and for independent groups to voice their views, hold meetings (58%). Half of citizens also feel they personally have less freedom to voice their own political views (54%). But support for multiparty democracy remains strong, with 9 out of 10 citizens (84%) preferring to have many political parties.

Uganda: Frankly Speaking

Archive 24 Apr 2018 | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

7 out of 10 think that radio and television stations should be free to produce their own news programs (68%); and a similar number (72%) think that the news media should investigate and report on government mistakes and corruption.

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