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Uganda (Republic of Uganda)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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Uganda
Republic of Uganda
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index157th best
CapitalKampala
Land Area1 199 810 km2
LocationAfrica
Population2 35.62 million
Life Expectancy354.509yrs (2012)
GNI3$1 168
ISO3166-1 Codes4UG, UGA, 800
Internet Domain5.ug
Currency6Shilling (UGX)
Telephone7+256

1. Overview

The colonial boundaries created by Britain to delimit Uganda grouped together a wide range of ethnic groups with different political systems and cultures. These differences prevented the establishment of a working political community after independence was achieved in 1962. The dictatorial regime of Idi AMIN (1971-79) was responsible for the deaths of some 300,000 opponents; guerrilla war and human rights abuses under Milton OBOTE (1980-85) claimed at least another 100,000 lives. The rule of Yoweri MUSEVENI since 1986 has brought relative stability and economic growth to Uganda. During the 1990s, the government promulgated non-party presidential and legislative elections.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)8

2. Uganda National and Social Development

UN's Human Development Index
Country2012
score
Average
1980-2010
1Norway95.587.3
2Australia93.888.9
3USA93.787.8
...
158Lesotho46.144.0
159Togo45.938.9
160Yemen45.841.7
161Uganda45.637.1
162Haiti45.640.0
163Zambia44.839.8
164Djibouti44.542.7
165Gambia43.934.2
166Benin43.634.3
167Rwanda43.431.1
168Ivory Coast43.237.1
169Comoros42.943.1
170Malawi41.832.5
Data Source
Social and Moral Development
CountryScore
1Sweden88.9
2Iceland87.4
3Denmark87.2
...
154Cameroon43.7
155Iran43.7
156Burkina Faso43.6
157Uganda43.6
158Tanzania43.5
159Angola43.1
160Congo, (Brazzaville)43.0
161Nigeria43.0
162Djibouti42.9
163Eritrea42.5
164Senegal42.5
165Ivory Coast42.4
166Gambia42.0
167Zambia42.0
Data Source

The United Nations produces an annual Human Development Report which includes the Human Development Index. The factors taken into account include life expectancy, education and schooling and Gross National Income (GNI) amongst many others. The values in the chart are factored by 100.

The Social and Moral Development Index is a formulaic aggregation of many factors. It concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" by Vexen Crabtree (2017).

3. Population and Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy (at birth)
1Japan83.6
2Hong Kong83
3Switzerland82.5
...
170Ivory Coast56
171Niger55.1
172Malawi54.8
173Uganda54.5
174Guinea54.5
175Botswana53
176S. Africa53.4
177Nigeria52.3
Data Source
Fertility Rate
1Korea, N.2.0
2Brunei2.0
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.0
...
170Congo, DR5.5
171Burkina Faso5.8
172Chad5.8
173Uganda6.0
174Malawi6.0
175Timor-Leste (E. Timor)6.0
176Afghanistan6.0
177Mali6.2
Data Source
Population (m=millions)
CountryPeoplePer km2
1China1 353.6m145
2India1 258.35m423
3USA 315.79m35
...
32Argentina 41.12m15
33Poland 38.32m126
34Algeria 36.49m15
35Uganda 35.62m178
36Sudan 35.05m15
37Canada 34.67m4
38Iraq 33.7m78
Data Source

Uganda's population is predicted to rise to 59.85 million by 2030. These millions of extra people will all need space to live, food to eat, energy to consume, and will increase the burden on the planet's resources. This country has a fertility rate of 5.95.

The fertility rate is, in simple terms, the average amount of children that each woman has. The higher the figure, the quicker the population is growing, although, to calculate the rate you also need to take into account morbidity, i.e., the rate at which people die. If people live healthy and long lives and morbidity is low, then, 2.0 approximates to the replacement rate, which would keep the population stable. If all countries had such a fertility rate, population growth would end. The actual replacement rate in most developed countries is around 2.1.

4. Gender Equality

Female Vote and Stand
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
134Rwanda1961
135Zambia1962
136Monaco1962
137Uganda1962
138Algeria1962
139Afghanistan1963
140Equatorial Guinea1963
141Bahamas1963
Gender Equality
1Netherlands0.04
2Sweden0.05
3Denmark0.06
...
107Iran0.50
108Panama0.50
109Dominican Rep.0.51
110Uganda0.52
111Bangladesh0.52
112Swaziland0.53
113Lesotho0.53
114Guatemala0.54
Data Source

Gender inequality is not a necessary part of early human development. Although a separation of roles is almost universal due to different strengths between the genders, this does not have to mean that women are subdued, and, such patriarchialism is not universal in ancient history. Those cultures and peoples who shed, or never developed, the idea that mankind ought to dominate womankind, are better cultures and peoples than those who, even today, cling violently to those mores.

Uganda is an unequal country, with male rights dominating those of women.

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5. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Disbelief In God
1Vietnam81%
2Japan65%
3Sweden64%
...
94Chad0%
95Bangladesh0%
96Tunisia0%
97Uganda0%
98Cameroon0%
99Burkina Faso0%
100Gambia0%
101Azerbaijan0%
Data Source
How Many Are Religious?
1Estonia16%
2Sweden17%
3Denmark19%
...
78Palestine93%
79Saudi Arabia93%
80Tunisia93%
81Uganda93%
82Nepal93%
83Sudan93%
84Kenya94%
85Bahrain94%
Data Source

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below9:

Christian86.7%
Muslim11.5%
Hindu0.3%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.9%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated0.5%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Roman Catholic 41.9%, Protestant 42% (Anglican 35.9%, Pentecostal 4.6%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1.5%), Muslim 12.1%, other 3.1%, none 0.9% (2002 census)10.

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6. The Internet

Internet Freedom
1Estonia10
2USA12
3Germany15
...
14Georgia30
15Nigeria33
16Korea, S.34
17Uganda34
18Kyrgyzstan35
19Mexico37
20India39
21Indonesia42
Data Source
IT Security Risks
271USA3.68
270Russia2.42
269India2.10
...
256Afghanistan1.46
255Nepal1.45
254Ukraine1.44
253Uganda1.44
252Mongolia1.42
251UK1.34
250Djibouti1.29
249Kazakhstan1.23
Data Source
Internet Users in Population
1Iceland95.64
2Norway93.28
3Netherlands90.70
...
120Rwanda13.00
121Mongolia12.90
122Belize12.65
123Uganda12.50
124Algeria12.50
125Yemen12.35
126S. Africa12.33
127Tonga12.01
Data Source

Internet access has become an essential research tool. It facilitates an endless list of life improvements, from the ability to network and socialize without constraint, to access to a seemingly infinite repository of technical and procedural information on pretty much any task. The universal availability of data has sped up industrial development and personal learning at the national and personal level. Individuals can read any topic they wish regardless of the locality of expert teachers, and, entire nations can develop their technology and understanding of the world simply because they are now exposed to advanced societies and moral discourses online. Like every communications medium, the Internet has issues and causes a small range of problems, but these are insignificant compared to the advantages of having an online populace.

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7. More Charts and Comparisons to Other Countries

Personal Charitability (2013-2016)11
CountryValue11
1Myanmar (Burma)1.25
2USA1.5
3New Zealand3.5
...
44Costa Rica38.75
45Liberia40.67
46Laos41
47Uganda41.25
48Singapore42
49Somaliland42
50Syria43.67
51Luxembourg43.75
Economic Freedom
1Hong Kong9.0
2Singapore8.8
3New Zealand8.4
...
51Nicaragua7.3
52Zambia7.2
53Honduras7.2
54Uganda7.2
55El Salvador7.2
56Guatemala7.2
57Portugal7.2
58Czech Rep.7.2
Data Source
Global Peace Index
1Iceland1.11
2New Zealand1.24
3Denmark1.24
...
94Trinidad & Tobago2.08
95Angola2.11
96Cameroon2.11
97Uganda2.12
98Tajikistan2.12
99Madagascar2.12
100Liberia2.13
101Mali2.13
Data Source
Average IQ
1Singapore108
2Korea, S.106
3Taiwan105
...
100Guatemala79
101Nepal78
102Mauritania76
103Uganda73
104S. Africa72
105Tanzania72
106Kenya72
107Ghana71
Data Source
Human Rights Treaties
1Argentina24
2Ecuador23
3Germany23
...
59Lesotho19
60Colombia19
61Switzerland19
62Uganda19
63Venezuela19
64UK19
65Canada19
66Lithuania18
Data Source
Press Freedom Index
1Finland99.0
2Netherlands99.0
3Norway99.0
...
100Lebanon99.3
101Albania99.3
102Maldives99.3
103Uganda99.3
104Peru99.3
105Kyrgyzstan99.3
106Fiji99.3
107Brazil99.3
Data Source
R & D Spending
Country% RDP PPP
1Korea, S.4.2912
2Israel4.1112
3Japan3.5812
...
57Senegal0.5413
58Mexico0.5412
59UAE0.4914
60Uganda0.4813
61Cyprus0.4815
62Qatar0.4716
63Cuba0.4715
64Costa Rica0.4714
Gross National Income
1Qatar$87 478
2Liechtenstein$84 880
3Kuwait$52 793
...
163Zambia$1 358
164Chad$1 258
165Burkina Faso$1 202
166Uganda$1 168
167Rwanda$1 147
168Nepal$1 137
169Haiti$1 070
170Guinea-Bissau$1 042
Data Source
Happiness
1Denmark7.8
2Netherlands7.6
3Norway7.6
...
122Liberia4.2
123Georgia4.2
124Angola4.2
125Uganda4.2
126Macedonia4.2
127Cambodia4.2
128Syria4.1
129Sierra Leone4.1
Data Source
Environmental Performance
1Iceland93.5
2Switzerland89.1
3Costa Rica86.4
...
115Gambia50.3
116Libya50.1
117Honduras49.9
118Uganda49.8
119Madagascar49.2
120China49.0
121Qatar48.9
122India48.3
Data Source
Gay Equality
1Netherlands405
2Belgium350
3Canada280
...
196Sierra Leone-195
197Guyana-200
198Myanmar (Burma)-200
199Uganda-220
200Malawi-220
201Mauritania-220
202Nigeria-220
203Malaysia-220
Data Source

Current edition: 2013 May 01
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References: (What's this?)

Charities Aid Foundation
World Giving Index. On www.cafonline.org.

CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

Crabtree, Vexen
(2017) "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" (2017). Accessed 2017 Feb 20.

Gallup
(2009) Religiosity. gallup.com/poll/142727/.... The survey question was "Is religion an important part of your daily life?" and results are charted for those who said "yes". 1000 adults were polled in each of 114 countries.

Lynn, Harvey & Nyborg
(2009) Average intelligence predicts atheism rates across 137 nations. Richard Lynn, John Harvey and Helmuth Nyborg article "Average intelligence predicts atheism rates across 137 nations" in Intelligence (2009 Jan/Feb) vol. 37 issue 1 pages 11-15. Online at www.sciencedirect.com, accessed 2009 Sep 15.

OECD
(2016) Research and development (R&D) - Gross domestic spending on R&D. Data from data.oecd.org. Accessed 2016 Sep 28.

United Nations
(2011) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All. Published on the United Nation's website at hdr.undp.org/.../HDR_2011_EN_Complete.pdf (accessed throughout 2013, Jan-Mar). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2013) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. Published on the United Nation's HDR website at hdr.undp.org/.../hdr2013/ (accessed throughout 2013). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.

World Bank
Research and Development and a Percent of GDP PPP. Data from databank.worldbank.org. Accessed 2016 Sep 29.

Footnotes

  1. World Bank data on data.worldbank.org accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  2. UN (2011) .^
  3. UN (2013) .^
  4. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  5. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  6. According to ISO4217.^
  7. According to ITU-T.^
  8. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ug.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  9. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  10. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  11. Charities Aid Foundation . Average ranking across years 2013-2016. Lower is better.^
  12. OECD (2016) data for year 2014.^
  13. World Bank data for year 2010.^
  14. World Bank data for year 2011.^
  15. World Bank data for year 2013.^
  16. World Bank data for year 2012.^

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