UGANDA: New Two-Year Basic Income Pilot Project

Fort Portal Source: Enzinho83, Flickr

Fort Portal CC Enzinho83 (Flickr)

Beginning in January 2017, the non-profit organization Eight will be awarding a basic income to all 50 households in a village in the Fort Portal region of Uganda.

The two-year project will be the basis of a scientific report as well as a documentary film, Village One.

Eight (so-named because 8 euros a week provides a basic income for one adult and two children in Uganda) was founded by Maarten Goethals, who has 14 years experience in development cooperation, and director and filmmaker Steven Janssens.

More information, including a short video introducing the project, is available here.

Eight is also on Facebook and Twitter.


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Kate is a former professional student at the Ohio State University (PhD Philosophy 2015, MS Statistics 2009, BS Mathematics 2006) and philosophy instructor. She began writing and reporting for Basic Income News in March 2016, and soon thereafter a member of BIEN's Executive Committee as well as Secretary of BIEN's US affiliate (USBIG). Kate has lately received a grant from the Economic Security Project to support her work at BIEN through 2017, and has received additional contributions through Patreon.

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