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The Great Lakes institute for Strategic Studies (GLiSS) is an independent policy think tank with exclusive programming on regional and international public policy issues.
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A very big thank you all of you Ugandans and GLISS Partners.
A very big thank you all of you Ugandans and GLISS Partners.

Words cannot express our gratitude for the love and friendship you showed us when our offices at 5 Martyrs Road in Ntinda were taken over by security forces from Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at around 17:00 hrs up to Thursday, September 21, 2017, at around 18:00. For over 24 hours, our offices and every item were turned upside down as security personnel ploughed into desk drawers, bookshelves, files, personal notebooks, etc looking for something that was never clear from the search warrant.

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Development of Uganda's Petroleum and Mineral Development Scorecard
Development of Uganda's Petroleum and Mineral Development Scorecard

This report provides details of the study process, methodology, scope, approach and timelines within which the assignment will be executed. The execution of the assignment will purpose to adopt both methodologies and tools that are best suited to achieve the objectives indicated in the request for proposals and the terms of reference put forth by Action Aid International Uganda (AAIU). The scorecard will purpose to examine the policy, legal, institutional and accountability developments, as well as practices in both the Petroleum and the Minerals sub-sector.

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Museveni First 100 Days Report Card
Museveni First 100 Days Report Card

A comprehensive review of Yoweri Kaguta Museveni's first 100 days upon swearing in as Uganda's President (2016-2021). Mr Museveni has been Uganda's President for the last 30 years and will extend his tenure at State House to make 35 years by 2021.

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Public spending on climate change in Africa: Experiences from Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda
Public spending on climate change in Africa: Experiences from Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda

Public spending on climate change in Africa: Experiences from Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda.

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National Budget Priorites
National Budget Priorites

A critical component underlying the national budget is the issue of priorities, and the specific concern is how and who sets the priorities? In view of the challenges of resource mobilization and allocation to different national needs, this paper sets out to describe the process of selecting budget priorities in Uganda.

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Political Competition in a Hybrid Multi-Party Dispensation
Political Competition in a Hybrid Multi-Party Dispensation

This policy briefing paper examines the internal democratic practices within Uganda’s political parties and organizations and illuminates their implications to the country’s pursuits for democratic governance.

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Electoral Politics and Electoral Law Reforms
Electoral Politics and Electoral Law Reforms

Uganda has had five general elections since independence in 1962 with two of them under the current multi-party political dispensation made possible following the results of the 2005 referendum. The introduction of multi-party democracy and the gradual reopening of political space have ensured that elections - regular, free and fair are now the legitimate and main acceptable form of political change of government

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US-Africa Leaders Summit
US-Africa Leaders Summit

The Great Lakes Institute for Strategic Studies (GLISS) is hosting an off-the-record briefing session on the US-Africa Leaders Summit scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C on August 4-6, 2014. The session is designed to provide an opportunity for Ugandans from the civil society, private sector and the media to exchange views and information on the goals and expected outcomes of the Summit.

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