General Human Development Report: Uganda 1996
The report focuses on the issue of why economic growth has not been translated into any substantial poverty reduction, and offers some explanations for this weak link. Where it is weak is in its continued reliance on income poverty and the sketchiness of its proposals for a human development strategy to tackle poverty. The Uganda Report’s chapter on “The Link Between Economic Growth and Human Development” is able to tellingly examine the paradox of pervasive poverty existing in spite of
recent economic growth. In response, the Government has designated several areas of intervention as Priority
Programme Areas (PPAs): primary education, primary health care, rehabilitation of feeder roads, rural water supply and sanitation and agricultural research and development.