Title: Government Interventions and Household Poverty in Uganda:A Comprehensive Review and Critical Analysis
Author(s): 1Muhwezi Amosi Kahara, 1Edaku Charles, 1,2Asaba Richard Bagonza, 1Grace Lubaale, 3Eze Chidinma Esther, 4Mutebi Joel and 5Val Hyginus Udoka Eze*
Year 2023
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This comprehensive review explores the multifaceted impact of government interventions
on household poverty in Uganda, a nation grappling with socio-economic challenges.
Through an in-depth analysis of diverse policies and programs implemented by the
Ugandan government, this study examines their efficacy in alleviating poverty and
enhancing the overall well-being of households. Drawing upon a wide array of scholarly
articles, policy documents, and empirical studies, the research assesses the effectiveness
of interventions such as social welfare programs, economic programs, pro-poor programs
and educational reforms. The review delves into the intricate interplay between these
government interventions and household poverty dynamics, considering factors like
income disparity, access to education, healthcare services, and employment opportunities.
By synthesizing existing literature, this study elucidates the successes and shortcomings of
various strategies, shedding light on the key determinants of their effectiveness.
Additionally, it analyzes the role of governance, accountability mechanisms, and resource
allocation in shaping the outcomes of poverty-alleviation initiatives. Hence, this review
critically examines the challenges faced by marginalized households in accessing and
benefiting from government interventions, highlighting areas that require targeted policy
reforms and targeted interventions. By identifying gaps in existing research and policy
frameworks, this study provides valuable insights for policymakers, researchers, and
development practitioners, aiming to inform evidence-based decision-making processes.
Ultimately, this review contributes to the ongoing discourse on poverty reduction
strategies in Uganda and offers recommendations for enhancing the impact of government
interventions on vulnerable households, thereby fostering sustainable socio-economic
development in the region.
Keywords: Government intervention, household poverty, empowerment, entrepreneurship,