An assessment of policy implementation in Uganda: application of a policy implementation barometer: findings from the second wave survey

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2020
TITLE AUTHOR(S): C.Hongoro, E.Marinda, K.Sobane, N.Lawana, K.Ramasobana, E.Rutebemberwa, F.Ssengooba
KEYWORDS: LOW- AND MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES (LMICS), POLICY, POLICY IMPLEMENTATION, UGANDA
DEPARTMENT: Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES), Impact Centre (IC), Office of the CEO (ERM), Office of the CEO (OCEO), Office of the CEO (IL), Office of the CEO (BS), Impact Centre (PRESS), Impact Centre (CC), Office of the CEO (IA)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11434
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15372
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15372

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Abstract

Effective policy implementation is globally acknowledged as a hallmark for adequate service delivery, particularly in low and middle-income countries where systems are often burdened and resources are limited. Equally important is the periodic and continuous monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of the policies and the factors that account for their successes and failures, with a view to making the necessary improvements. Despite this widely acknowledged value, research on policy implementation in low and middle-income countries is very scant. Many policies are therefore implemented without systematic evaluations, which often contributes to their failure to achieve their intended objectives. This report articulates the findings of the Wave 2 survey, a component of a larger project called Supporting Policy Engagement for Evidence based Decisions (SPEED) for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Uganda. The project is aimed at supporting policymakers to monitor the implementation of vital programmes for the realisation of policy goals for UHC.