Publication - Project Report
COVID-19 continues to take its toll on the world and more recently, the African continent. While the continent still accounts for fewer cases or deaths, in cities such as Uganda, the incidence of the disease has risen sharply.
Uganda is not new to infectious diseases and has successfully battled outbreaks of Ebola, Marburg and even HIV/AIDS. Whilst COVID-19 has relatively lower mortality rates than these previous outbreaks, it poses a serious threat owing to three key factors: its low detection rate, its high transmission rate, and lastly, surrounding uncertainty about the novel virus – its treatment and long-term impact.
The Ugandan government conducted country-wide restrictions on the movement and congregation of people. Whilst similar restrictions have been adopted all over the globe, such measures in developing countries (like Uganda) will undoubtedly have a disproportionate impact on the livelihoods of poor households and small and informal businesses.
This project seeks to use the most-recent National Household Survey of FY2016-17 and internationally recognised methodology (developed by CEQ) on assessment of fiscal incidence; to answer the following questions: