Posts tagged as: Project Report


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    The path to a successful Pakistan

    Despite lackluster economic growth, Pakistan has succeeded in sharply reducing endemic poverty. However, a large share of low income households, engaged in low productivity occupations, lies just above the poverty line. Such households are vulnerable to economic shocks (such as the one associated with COVID-19, sharp energy price increase, food price inflation, health...

    12 Aug 2022 | Kulsum Ahmed, Ijaz Nabi, Amna Mahmood, Farah Said, Sanval Nasim


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    Synthesis on the impact of ICT sector on growth and employment in Ethiopia

    28 Jul 2022 | Getachew Abegaz, Seneshaw Tamru


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    Recovery from the COVID-19 shock and the informal labour market in urban Uganda

    As coronavirus cases escalated across developing countries in 2021, many governments reimposed harsh lockdown policies, reversing months of gradual economic recovery. This was also true in Uganda, where public transport and non-essential businesses were suspended for 42 days (Presidential order, 18 June 2021) echoing a prior shutdown through April-June 2020. These...

    7 Jul 2022 | Vittorio Bassi, Jung Hyuk Lee, Alessandra Peter, Tommaso Porzio, Ritwika Sen, Esau Tugume


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    Rural Renewable Energy Project in Sierra Leone: Impact evaluation report

    The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is supporting the Government of Sierra Leone’s (GoSL) goal of universal access to electricity by implementing the USD40+ million Rural Renewable Energy Project (RREP). RREP – funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)1 – is an ambitious electrification project that aims to provide access to...

    30 Jun 2022 | Madison Levine, Niccoló Meriggi, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Vasudha Ramakrishna, Lennart Sattlegger, Maarten Voors, Ariful Islam, Sellu Kallon


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    Understanding non-tariff barriers and regional integration in the East African Community

    This study investigates trade and regional integration within the East African Community (EAC), with a particular focus on agricultural goods traded between Kenya and Uganda. In recent years, the EAC has instituted several changes in trade policy, including the introduction of the common market, One Stop Border Post (OSBP), and the single-window policy (a simplified...

    10 Jun 2022 | Lauren Falcao Bergquist, Matthew Grant, Meredith Startz


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    Trading up: Harnessing the African Continental Free Trade Area for growth in Uganda

    African economies, including Uganda, have embarked on an ambitious programme of regional integration in the form of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). This paper uses newly sourced transaction level trade data for Uganda, and a partial equilibrium simulation model to assess the trade and revenue implications of reductions in tariffs and improvements in trade...

    25 May 2022 | Jing-Woei Chien, Harriet Conron, Lawrence Edwards , Godfrey Kamutando


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    Market-driven strategies for combating aflatoxins in Rwanda

    Aflatoxins are naturally occurring fungal by-products that contaminate crops – especially cereals and oilseeds – and the contamination may occur in the field and storage. At low levels of dietary exposure, aflatoxins are associated with immune suppression (Mohsenzadeh et al., 2016), low birth weight (Passarelli et al. 2020), stunted growth in children (Rasheed et al....

    17 May 2022 | Kizito Nishimwe, Vivian Hoffmann, Timothy Herrman


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    Ask a local: Improving the public pricing of land titles in urban Tanzania

    Information on willingness-to-pay is key for public pricing and allocation of services but not easily collected. Studying land titles in Dar-es-Salaam, we ask whether local leaders know and will reveal plot owners' willingness-to-pay. We randomly assign leaders to predict under different settings then elicit owners' actual willingness-to-pay. Demand is substantial, but...

    4 May 2022 | Martina Manara, Tanner Regan


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    An agenda for spatial economic research in Rwanda

    This paper aims to illustrate the potential that spatial economics has to reveal policy-relevant insights in Rwanda. For six thematic policy areas, we make the case for the policy relevance of spatial economic analysis, present existing data and analysis on Rwanda, highlight interesting examples of international research, and suggest ideas for further research that may have...

    5 Apr 2022 | Jonathan Bower, Patrick McSharry, Alexis Sebarenzi Gatoni, Ande Shen


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    Cross verification of revenue using remote sensing data

    24 Mar 2022 | Muhammad Fareed Zaffar, Murtaza Taj