Tag: Uganda Bureau of Statistics
Challenges of basing decisions and plans on ‘scientific data’
I would like to highlight some of the problems in using data to support a particular position. Taking an example of my country, Uganda, it is quite possible that data collected on any subject is incomplete and or does not represent the whole country. It is logical to believe that the best place to find…
Women singly raising children deserve respect
Seemingly, the majority of children in Uganda are mostly raised by a female as the primary parent or guardian. The latest national household survey report, revealed that the majority, 45.8 percent, of persons aged 15 years and above have never married. Add the 6.1 percent who are divorced or separated and the percentage goes higher…
Poverty, Mute MPs & the Gen.
Pallisa District is among areas of Uganda which have the highest concentration of poor people, with a poverty density of more than 100 people per square kilometre who are living on less than a dollar a day. This is according to findings of the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), published in the report: “The Spatial…
UBOS may be thinks like a “native informer”
Native informers are researchers who are used to provide raw material – in form of data – to foreign academics who process it and then re-export it back to Africa.