Inequality beyond income in Uganda does it call for more public response?

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Published by Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in Kampala .

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 62-63).

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StatementRepublic of Uganda.
SeriesDiscussion paper -- 14
ContributionsUganda. Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 79 p. :
Number of Pages79
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Open LibraryOL22544733M
LC Control Number2008346758

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