Independent report

Evaluation of Uganda Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE)

The SAGE pilot social cash transfer scheme is a key element of the Government of Uganda’s ESPP. SAGE aims to help to tackle chronic poverty in Uganda and address the impact of poverty on social cohesion and the ability of chronically poor people to access healthcare, education and other key services.



The aim of the SAGE pilot is to test a range of implementation modalities for an efficient, cost-effective and scalable social transfer, generate evidence for national policy-making, and provide a reference point to relevant stakeholders about the government’s acceptance of and commitment to social protection.

Published 10 April 2017