Introduced in January 1997, Universal Primary Education (UPE) is one of the Government of Uganda's main policy tools for achieving poverty reduction and human development. Its main objectives are to: provide the facilities and resources to enable every child to enter and remain in school until the primary cycle of education is complete; make education equitable in order to eliminate disparities and inequalities; ensure that education is affordable by the majority of Ugandans; reduce poverty by equipping every individual with basic skills. The objectives, lessons learned, background, details, implementation, impacts, and factors contributing to success are outlined.
Inter-Regional Inequality Facility Policy Brief 10, Overseas Development Institute, UK, 4 pp.
Universal Primary Education, Uganda.