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SDS Knowledge Resource Centre
Over the first four years of SDS, the Programme has made substantial investment in the development of technical resources for use in strengthening the core aspects of local government performance. These technical resources have been used in the delivery of technical assistance, informing local government reforms and refining the skills of local government officials. Click the link above to access them.
Symposium on Innovations in Local Government Social Service Delivery
SDS coordinated a symposium for USAID—in partnership with the Ministry of Local Government—on February 5–6, at the Protea Hotel in Kampala. The symposium’s theme was Thinking Differently: Innovations in Local Government Social Service Delivery.
Village health teams access free phone service to improve emergency responsiveness for expectant mothers
Perez Kiiza fidgets with his phone as he tries to get through to a health center for help. He finally reaches a midwife and explains his ordeal—he is with two pregnant women who need urgent medical care.
Keeping Health Centers Clean
Most health centers in Uganda lack incinerators and storage facilities for medical waste, exposing healthcare workers and the community to infections, toxins, and potential injury.
A Bright Future for the Deaf and Mute
Children born deaf and mute are frequently ostracized because their parents view them as a burden and choose not to invest in their education.
An HIV+ Orphan and Head of Household
Twelve-year-old Carol Namutebi [real name withheld] wakes up with the birds to clean and organize the home where she takes care of her mother
Connecting Orphans with Social Services in Kalangala District
After losing three children to AIDS, Rose Nampijja took over the care of five orphans left behind by her deceased children.....
Integrated Planning and Budgeting Benefits Districts
With a population of over 380,000, Ntungamo in Western Uganda is one the poorest districts in the country. The district struggles with....
Planning for the Future: DMIPs to Improve Service Delivery
When Uganda emerged from its turbulent period of dictatorship and civil war, the country banished its sectarian...
Back from the Brink
In spite of being ostracized by most of his classmates, Michael Wanyaye enjoys...