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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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I was a statistician, then a philosopher, then a journalist for a certain Basic Income News, and I have never been the sort to wed myself to any specific position or career path. (I have always chosen to remain in the precariat for this reason: my sense of duty is strong enough that I’d risk imperiling my own self-development if I were to accept a permanent position.) If you want to learn more about what I’m about, and how I see my ideal roles in the basic income community going forth, read the “cover letter” of sorts that is my Patreon homepage (updated November 2017).

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