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Title: Karamoja: A literature review
Authors: Powell, Joe
Keywords: Department for International Development (DFID)
Human Development Index (HDI)
Issue Date: 3-Jun-2010
Publisher: Saferworld
Abstract: "the Karamoja Region of North Eastern Uganda is predominantly populated by pastoralist groups. It suffers from chronic poverty and has the worst development indicators in the country. Protracted inter- and intra-clan conflicts over cattle and access to pasture and resources, cross-border incursions by groups from neighbouring Kenya and Southern Sudan and a high level of small arms proliferation and violence have all negatively affected the region’s socio-economic development. The situation in Karamoja has been further complicated by ongoing debates about the economic viability (and desirability) of pastoralism as a livelihood option, tensions between traditional and state security and justice processes, and sometimes heavy handed approaches to disarmament, provoking resentment amongst communities towards the army and government more generally. Karamoja has been the focus of numerous government programmes and interventions by non- governmental organisations (NGOs), and the subject of much academic and policy research. The purpose of this paper is to present a synthesis of the existing literature on the region. It does not aim to provide a comprehensive history of Karamoja, or to present original analysis of the issues that confront the region. Rather, it aims to provide an objective overview of the literature and to present contrasting opinions where these occur. This literature review was written in February 2009 and reviewed more than 60 papers written and/or published by academics, research institutes, NGOs and government institutions – see the list of sources at the end of this paper."
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/28769
ISBN: 978-1-904833-47-5
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