Research in Uganda was carried out by Professor Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo and Mr. Amon Ashaba Mwiine from the School of Women and Gender Studies (Makerere University)
and comprised four consecutive stages:

  • Cultural norms and values with respect to poverty and shame were examined through an analysis of 81 proverbs in the most widely spoken Ugandan languages (Luganda and Runyakitara) and four literary works.
  • Experiences of living in poverty were explored through in-depth interviews with 30 adults (17 women and 13 men) and 30 children and young people (13 girls/young women and 17 boys/young men) facing economic hardship.
  • General public views and perceptions about poverty in Uganda were explored via a) focus group discussions with beneficiaries and non beneficiaries of anti-poverty programmes and b) analysis of coverage of poverty-related issues within a sample of five English and local language newspapers between 2001 and 2011.
  • The framing, shaping and delivery of poverty alleviation policies and programmes in Uganda were examined to consider the extent to which they are likely to create avenues for shaming people living in poverty.

Uganda Interviewees from the Rich Man Poor Man film

'Rich Man Poor Man' Uganda interviewees from Social Policy and Intervention on Vimeo.

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