Protecting Hope: Situation Analysis of Vulnerable Children in UgandaDecember 23rd, 2010
In 2004, Uganda’s Ministry of Gender Labor and Social Development created the National OVC Policy, aimed at improving the quality of life for poor and vulnerable children. However, despite many efforts to improve the circumstances of vulnerable children in Uganda, policymakers, donors, and program managers still lack comprehensive and up-to-date information about their numbers, geographic distribution, characteristics, and needs. Furthermore, documentation of existing programs addressing the circumstances of vulnerable children is limited. This analysis describes the scope of the problem and the response to it, in order to facilitate country-wide planning and to inform current and future programming efforts.