Conflicts, poverty and human development in Northern Uganda

Type Journal Article - The Round Table
Title Conflicts, poverty and human development in Northern Uganda
Volume 94
Issue 381
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2005
Page numbers 473-488
The long-running conflict in northern Uganda has led to major violations of human
rights against civilians, destruction of infrastructure, reduced access to social services,
and paralysed economic activity. Creating peace and fostering reconciliation in the
region have not been successful either, thereby hindering development and relief
activities, which are further constrained by insufficient funding, and lack of capacity at
the district and community levels. The main challenges for reconstruction in northern
Uganda are therefore to: (i) achieve peace and reconciliation (ii) provide basic social
services to the affected areas (iii) strengthen government capacity to coordinate
development and relief activities and (iv) harmonize interventions by the various
stakeholders to achieve increased flexibility and transparency.

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