While Uganda is a leader in policy development with an established record of developing policies that are used as best practices in Africa, Andrea M. Brown's critical examination of its proposed National Urban Policy suggests that it is unlikely to either respond directly to urban food insecurity or substantively reflect the multidimensional needs of the country’s urban poor, particularly women. The brief further acknowledges that an additional focus on food security would facilitate a needed response to urban poverty, directing attention to the most marginalized and insecure populations.
Uganda's National Urban Policy: The Emerging Response to Poverty, Food Security and Gender in Urban Uganda
Africa Initiative Policy Brief No. 6