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    Industrial policy and structural transformation of Uganda - Lecture series

    In 2016 the Bank of Uganda is commemorating its 50th anniversary through various activities, events, and publications. This Golden Jubilee is an opportunity to focus public attention towards the Bank’s role in promoting economic and financial stability as well as create a context for a broad debate on the national economic development strategy. The Bank is perceived as...

    21 September 2018

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    Transforming Rwanda: Industrial policy for the next decade

    The IGC, World Bank and Government of Rwanda are jointly organising a conference on industrial policy. This event aims to discuss how Rwanda can best use industrial policy to help realise its medium-term strategies, such as the National Strategy for Transformation and Vision 2050. The conference builds on a recent body of research conducted by the IGC and the World Bank,...

    17–18 September 2018

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    Uganda National Budget Conference and Economic Growth Forum FY 2019/20

    Following the results of the High-Level Economic Growth Forum held in September 2017, it was agreed that there was need for a link between the country’s growth and budget strategies. The Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development (MoFPED) is therefore combining the National Budget Consultative workshop with the Growth Forum to reflect on the state of the Ugandan...

    13 September 2018

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    5th Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Research Conference

    Across the developing world, the growth of cities is outpacing effective policy. Low density land use results in rapidly expanding cities, raising the costs of infrastructure and service provision and limiting liveability and productivity. At the same time, limited investments in transport infrastructure such as roads limits the connectivity between individuals and...

    7 September 2018

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    The underlying causes of fragility and instability in Sierra Leone

    This event launches the Sierra Leone country case study The underlying causes of fragility and instability in Sierra Leone and discusses the findings of the LSE-Oxford Fragility Commission's report Escaping the fragility trap.  It is anticipated that by 2030, about half of the world’s poor will be living in fragile states. Fragile societies are trapped in a...

    24 July 2018