An Analysis of Challenges Affecting the Implementation of Social Cash Transfers: A Case of Sage Pilot Districts of Kiboga and Kyenjojo, Uganda.
Dr.Mwesigye, Edgar (Supervisor)
Namanya, Anaclet Mutiba (supervisor)
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This study sought to analyze factors affecting the implementation of social cash transfers in the districts of Kiboga and Kyenjojo, Uganda. The main purpose was to minimize their effects in preparation of National enrollment scheduled after 2015. The objectives of the study were; To map and analyze financial challenges in the implementation of the SAGE program, To identify and analyze social challenges in the implementation of SAGE program. To analyze political barriers faced by the different stakeholders during the implementation of the SAGE program. Methodology; The study employed a cross sectional design. A sample size of 86 respondents participated in the study, a census was used to select mobile money respondents and random sampling was used to select other respondents. Pearson’s chi square was used to test the hypotheses. Findings of the study; targeting factor was clear to most respondents, Death reporting importance varied with some respondents more conversant with it than beneficiaries. The medium of transfer used was both manual and electronic which affected the program. It showed that there is a relationship between the mode of transfer and the levels of satisfaction. Beneficiaries spent more money on transport to access their grant. The absence of the approved SPPF affected phase two roll out. Traditional social protection systems weakened because of modernity and lack of harmony in communities. In recommendation; Targeting and death reporting should be made clear for everyone. Another service provider should be procured to curb network challenge. Opinions of beneficiaries should be considered extending services closer and integrating food, health and education services with SAGE. Political wing should approve SPP urgently for national enrollment. And traditional social protection systems should be incorporated in present management to strengthen the kinship ties.