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Enhancing Dissemination of Statistical Information in Uganda by Uganda Bureau of Statistics

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Winny Akullo
Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority

A quantitative study was carried out to investigate ways of enhancing dissemination of statistical information in Uganda. The purpose of the study was to seek ways to enhance the dissemination of statistical information by Uganda Bureau of Statistics. The objectives were: to establish the extent to which statistical information is available in the country; establish the challenges UBOS faces in disseminating statistical information; establish the users' level of satisfaction in accessing statistical information; identify challenges users face in accessing statistical information; and propose strategies for enhancing dissemination of statistical information. 119 users of statistical information participated in this study and 17 UBOS staff were purposely selected because they are charged with dissemination of statistical information. Questionnaires and interviews were used to collect data. Data was analyzed using Microsoft Excel and presented in form of frequencies, figures and tables.  The study established that the UBOS website was one of main channels used for disseminating statistical information, however, it is inaccessible. Worse still, most of the publications disseminated cannot be found on the website information. Among the recommendations, UBOS should use as many available channels in disseminating statistical information in multiple formats and languages and establish regional resource centers. to increase accessibility.

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