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Uganda has achieved remarkable results in reducing poverty over the past decades, mainly driven by the agriculture sector. From 1992 to 2013, the percentage of Ugandan households living in poverty was halved, but vulnerability to external shocks remains high; for every three Ugandans who get out of poverty, two fall back in. 

All Uganda’s regions registered an increase in the number of poor people with the notable exception of the Northern region, which is the poorest, and where poverty decreased from 44% to 33%. COVID19 has worsened the effects of poverty and up to three million people could fall into poverty particularly in urban areas. Current social protection programs are inadequate, reaching just 3% of the population and increasing overall vulnerability to shocks (World Bank, 2020).

0 million (total population)
0 % population living below the extreme poverty line in 2016
0 % population suffering from moderate or severe food insecurity in 2018
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