Research

National Research Agenda

In 2011, 320 children from across Uganda participated in a consultation on the nature of childhood in the country. Drawn from urban and rural areas in the south, north, east and west, children shared their hopes as they described what they saw ‘doing well’ as a child to mean. Over 150 parents, from the same communities, indicated their own aspirations for their children as they too described what they saw as marking those children who were ‘doing well’. The findings suggest some key characteristics defining children’s well-being in contemporary Uganda, which should shape national approaches to child protection. The consultation also revealed important differences in the perspectives of children and parents, and in expectations of boys and girls, that inform work in promoting children’s well-being across the nation.

Ongoing research

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1

A randomized control trial of enhanced child friendly space interventions for girls and boys affected by conflict and displacement

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2

Rights Based Approach to HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment and Adolescents’ Access and Utilization.

3

Children’s Experiences and Perspectives on Parental and Community Involvement in their Schooling.

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4

Evaluating Cultural Appropriateness of the Integrated Behavioral Model on Sanitation and Hygiene Outcomes among Pupils in Public Primary Schools in Mukono Municipality.

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5

The effect of child labour on the education and health of children working in stone quarries in south-western Uganda.

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6

Child labour and learning outcomes in fishing communities in West Nile, Uganda.

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7

Promoting School Retention in Busoga Primary Schools: Voices of Children On the Role of Parents

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8

Child Poverty Antecedents and Adolescence Growth in Post War Northern Uganda.

Completed research studies

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