UK Backs Social, Human Development in Northern Uganda

The U.K. will provide a grant worth 319 billion Ugandan shillings (USD153 million) to support a variety of human and social development projects in northern Uganda, the Monitor reports. Of the sum, a total of 77 billion Ugandan shillings will be used to finance the second phase of the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund, which supports the construction of houses for health workers and teachers in various remote districts in northern Uganda. The remaining money from the grant will be given to the Northern Uganda Youth Development Center and the Private Sector Foundation Uganda.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.