By Ahura Mujuni Mark
Uganda’s economic growth has improved its Human Development Index (HDI) in health, education nutrition and employment, the 2013 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) latest report has revealed.
Uganda is ranked 15th among the 15 developing countries whose income growth benefited the poor.
According to the report ,Uganda’s literacy rate has reached 73%, with 23% of Ugandans having ,attained secondary education. Meanwhile, infant mortality has reportedly reduced to 63 for every 1,000 live births in 2010.
The report shows that poverty fell from 56.4% in 1992 to 24.5% in 2010.
It calls for more pro-poor policies and significant investments in people’s capabilities through a focus on education, nutrition and health, and employment skills to expand access to decent work and provide for sustained progress.