Africa

Number of Ugandans in Poverty Declining

From 26 percent to 10 percent in five years

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Ugandans living in chronic poverty, a condition characterised by extreme want and deprivation for basic human needs, have reduced to about 10% from 26% in the last five years.

This represents about 3.4 million Ugandans, of which 63.3% are children (below 18 years), 32.4% adults (18-59) and 4.3% are elderly persons (aged 60 years and more), according to a new study.

The study was carried out by Development Research and Training, a local NGO, but was analysed by Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) based at Makerere University.