USAID Terminates $10M Direct Cash Assistance Program In Uganda Amidst Investigation

Devex: In Uganda, a government suspension results in a $10M loss for GiveDirectly
“In the midst of an investigation and indefinite suspension by a Ugandan government regulator, the U.S. Agency for International Development was forced to terminate a nearly $10 million direct cash assistance program run through GiveDirectly, the largest nonprofit providing cash transfers globally. The program, launched in August in partnership with the Ugandan government, was part of the national COVID-19 response, intended to support those who lost income as a result of the pandemic and who are at risk of food insecurity…” (Jerving, 11/5).

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