Uganda's recovery since Museveni came to power in 1986 has greatly impressed the onlooking world. But does the reality live up to the image? This book assesses what has happened and the prospects for the country's future.
Introduction: ten years of change in Uganda. Part One Growing out of poverty: changes in poverty patterns; economic aspects of the transition from civil war; developing industry; the progress of privatization; trade liberalization issues; loan funds and development; food production in urban areas; developments at Jinja. Part Two Changing political considerations: constitutionalizing politics; gender issues; empowering women; indigenous NGOs and political participation; land tenure issues; changing the civil service; developments in decentralization policy. Part Three Health and population policies: AIDS and development; who cares for the carers?; population policies. Part Four Local ideas of development: Alur reaction; the new world of Alice Lakwena; development at the grassroots.
'This timely collection of twenty chapters presents revisionist insights into both African studies in general and scholarship on Uganda in particular...' - International Journal of African Historical Studies 'These remarks emphasize the particular value of this book: it not only offers the newcomer to Uganda a good introduction to topical issues, but also engages readers who are more familiar with the country in argument.' - Jan Kees van Donge in African Affairs '...a good picture of the current status of Uganda' - Choice 'Par la richesse et la diversite de leurs analyses, ces ... livres collectifs s'etaient rapidement imposes comme ouvrages de reference... Developing Uganda ajoute une pierre a cet ambitieux edifice scientifique.' - Politique Africaine