Following the end of Lord’s Resistance Army activities in Northern Uganda, international NGOs and development agencies wanted to move from humanitarian support to development support.
Montrose was requested by Malaria Consortium and DFID Uganda to map key potential intervention areas in health and livelihoods in communities in Northern Uganda as well as make recommendations for a programme design.
Montrose carried out research and field visits in Northern Uganda, holding interviews with key informants from the local government, NGOs and community leaders on access to health care and livelihoods.
The report highlighted intervention areas along with recommendations for programme design, and how the interventions would complement other aid modalities such as sector-wide and budget support that focused on broader health systems strengthening.
The paper was subsequently used as a background paper to inform a strategic dialogue among development agencies to develop a plan for direct support in Northern Uganda.