Fact Check: Mwenda on civil society, what is it?

Yesterday, on Facebook, I happened on Andrew Mwenda’s post “Whom do Ugandan NGOs represent?” I read it all and I was blown away by Mwenda’s factoid laden Machiavellian analysis of Ugandan non-governmental organisations (NGOs).  He wrote: “These Western powers promote NGOs claiming they are “civil society”. Yet this is a gross misrepresentation of what civil… Continue reading Fact Check: Mwenda on civil society, what is it?

Fact Check – “Uganda breeding poor quality population”

“Uganda breeding poor quality population. The rate at which Ugandan women produce children has a direct impact on the country’s socio-economic development, experts have warned.” The New Vision This assertion, reminded me of the analysis that I did as part of my studies for a Masters in Science in Development Management Degree from the Open… Continue reading Fact Check – “Uganda breeding poor quality population”

Is development the best contraceptive? – Part V: The 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… Continue reading Is development the best contraceptive? – Part V: The Data

Is development the best contraceptive? – Part II: Social View

Opposite to the New Malthusian View is the Social View, which suggests that the population problem is a result of poverty – that over population is a symptom of poverty. In this view, it is suggested that if a community has poor access to social resources such as health care and education, that community will… Continue reading Is development the best contraceptive? – Part II: Social View

Is development the best contraceptive? – Part I: New Malthusian View

The New (Neo) Malthusian view is that population growth is the cause of poverty. Therefore, according to this view, the best solution to the population problem is to reduce birth rates, in order that development takes place. The view of development implied here seems to be the one held by the modernist and interventionist perspectives… Continue reading Is development the best contraceptive? – Part I: New Malthusian View