Uganda in Comparison to CanadaDevelopment Indicators Uganda CanadaPopulation 34 34Area in sq km 240 10,000 GDP (in US $) 17 billion 1.6 trillionLife expectancy 53 81Infant mortality rate (per 1000) 63 5.9Literacy (female youth 15-24) 85.5% 99%HIV prevalence (15-49 years) 6.5% 0.3%
Male, Female, Youth Population Male women and youth
Every year 380,000 educated youth arereleased into the market to compete for 90,000 jobs
Young people between the ages of 10 and 24 account for 50% of all new HIV infections31% of girls between 15 and 19 years are either mothers or are pregnant
Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Report Card of 2010• % of population living below national poverty line declined from 56% in 1993 to 31% in 2006• Literacy rate of age group 15-24 years has increased from 81% in 2002 to 88% in 2008• Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament has gone from 18% in 2000 to 30% in 2006
• Accountable values based leadership• Innovative aid based on home grown solutions• Private sector support by both government and aid agencies
Recommended books• The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz• The White Man’s Burden by William Easterly• The Correct Line? By Olive Kobusingye
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