|Community of Practitioners on Accountability and Social Action in Health||
Since 2002, the Uganda Debt Network (UDN) undertakes community monitoring in five key poverty focused priority areas namely, Education (Universal Primary Education and Universal Secondary Education), Health (Primary Health Care-PHC), Road feeder roads, Agriculture, water and Sanitation. UDN operates at local and national level in Uganda, and it operates in 21 districts (local governments/ sub national level). In each district, UDN is not operational in all the sub counties (lowest local government level) but in a selected sub counties.
Uganda is among the developing countries that have committed themselves to civil society participation in public policy planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The Constitution of the Republic of Uganda obliges government to involve citizens in policy planning, formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development plans and programmes. The government has invited and encouraged civil society organisations (CSOs) to participante actively in policy planning, monitoring and evaluation of government programmes so that resources are utilized effectively and efficiently for the benefit of the people, especially the poor. CSOs have in particular participated and contributed to the development and revision of the Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP), budget processes at both local national levels, the National Development Plan (NDP) and the National Anti-corruption Strategy.
Area of Work
Agnes Pauline Apolot