CSOs overwhelmingly focus on service delivery and often refrain from getting involved in the more political terrain of advocacy, while limited dialogue with government and scant popular base for those CSOs that engage in advocacy tend to deepen a divide between service delivery and advocacy work and thus reduce civil society’s impact on society at large. In the conclusive remarks, the authors of the report pose a crucial question: Will civil society in Uganda confine itself to a somewhat docile role, focusing on service delivery and sub-contracting from government? Or will it further develop its capacity to question the socio-political make-up of Uganda, striving to augment its autonomy, its sense of independent identity, its cohesion and its local ownership?

CSI Country Reports in Uganda

From 2008 to 2010, the Civil Society Index is being implemented by the Development Network of Indigenous Voluntary Associations (DENIVA).