IGC Uganda delivers research and policy analysis and options in response to requests from the Government of Uganda. We provide cutting edge evidence to inform policy in areas such as regional trade and economic integration, firm capabilities, taxation and public expenditure, and labour markets and skills.
Responding to imported inflation in Uganda: Distributional impacts and policy options
Government demand and domestic firm growth: Evidence from Uganda
Digital tax stamps and firm behaviour in Uganda
Transforming secondary cities in Uganda for job creation
Special Economic Zones: Policy considerations for Uganda
Uganda’s priorities for growth during its economic recovery include raising domestic savings, improving the effectiveness of government programs, and increasing productivity in industry and services. Since 2012, the IGC Uganda country programme has collaborated with the government on projects aimed at boosting foreign direct investment, integrating regional economies, and raising incomes for inclusive growth. Specific projects include research on:
- Understanding the effects of tariff exemptions on the EAC regional market
- The impact of Covid-19 on firms’ supply chains in Uganda
- The effects of implementation of the AfCFTA on Ugandan firms
- Quantifying the impact of industrial parks in Uganda
- Tracking the implementation of economic policy recommendations included in the national Budget
Going forward, IGC Uganda will continue to focus on trade, infrastructure, and cities and expand work on effectiveness of state programs and climate sustainability.
The IGC Uganda Country Programme is generously hosted at the Bank of Uganda, and works in close partnership with a number of clients across Government. Key institutional collaborations include:
- Delivering an annual Economic Growth Forum event in partnership with the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, disseminating recent research insights to senior officials and Ministers to inform Budget priorities
- Working with the Private Sector Development Unit to present a seminar on trade agreements for private sector development, and to generate evidence on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on SMEs in Uganda
- A long-standing partnership with the Uganda Revenue Authority to produce a range of empirical research on taxation in Uganda
- Working with the Kampala Capital City Authority to generate evidence on property taxes and informal transport reform
As the priorities of the Ugandan government evolve, the IGC will expand to cover new research areas. The team looks forward to a vigorously growing programme, and the emergence of even stronger partnerships.
c/o Bank of Uganda
Plot 37-45 Kampala Road
P.O. Box 7120 Kampala, Uganda