Uganda launch of the State of East Africa Report 2013
Uganda launch of State of EAst Africa Report 2013
February 11th, 2014 | H 9:30 - 12:30, Serena Hotel, Kampala
Uganda's growth slowed down from 6.5 percent in 2011 to 2.6 percent in 2012, driven by efforts to stabilize inflation, high interest rates and numerous uncertainties in the economy. As per the projections made in mid-2013 based on Uganda's 2002 census, Uganda's population is estimated at approximately 36 million people. By 2009, Uganda's urban population made up over 18 percent of the entire population, which is an increase from 11 percent registered in 1990. In 2012, Uganda registered a birth rate of 38 percent of children under-5 years in urban areas and 29 percent in rural areas. The share of agriculture in Uganda's economy remained constant at 24 percent between 2005 and 2012; while the contribution of the service sector shrank from 47 percent to 44 percent within the same period. The industry sectorexpanded its shares from 23 percent to 26 percent by year 2012.
The State of East Africa 2013 The Future of Inequality in East Africa - pubished by the Society for International Development with the support of TradeMArk East Africa - interrogates a fundamental question of great relevance to the process of regional integration, namely, to what extent are the fundamental objectives of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community of promoting 'balanced and harmonious growth', 'equitable distribution of benefits' and 'people-centered' integration, being achieved.
Other meetings in Uganda:
12 February: meeting with Ugandas Private Sector and Civil Society Members, at Protea Hotel Kampala, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
13 February: Seminar with Students at Nkumba University