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    Scoping paper and support for REB teacher recruitment process

    The Rwanda Education Board will be managing the recruitment and deployment of teachers nationwide, as previously these decisions were managed by local (district) governments. This provides an opportunity to address key sources of inefficiency that are typical of human resource challenges in civil services around the developing world including high levels of churn, low...

    13 Feb 2020 | Andrew Zeitlin

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    Support for RSSB strategy and data infrastructure

    The Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) is deeply embedded into the Rwandan economy, providing substantial financial buoyancy to the banking and construction sector, and its programmes are critical to protecting the welfare of citizens and providing citizens protections as they transition out of low productivity agriculture to higher productivity employment. However, the...

    13 Feb 2020 | Maureen Lewis

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    The cost of congestion in Kampala, Uganda

    Traffic congestion is a major issue in cities around the world, particularly in developing countries, with potentially negative effects on outcomes ranging from economic activity to health. This project aims to estimate the cost of traffic congestion, i.e. commuter time lost, in Kampala, Uganda, in time and monetary terms. The study is based on a direct request from the...

    4 Feb 2020 | Laurenz Baertsch

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    The value of electricity reliability in India

    In many low- and middle-income countries, frequent and prolonged power outages constrain energy access for large segments of the population connected to the electricity grid. For policymakers in these countries, the value of electricity reliability to customers is a central policy parametre for understanding the benefits of expanding energy access by reforming tariff design...

    4 Feb 2020 | Kevin Rowe, Shefali Khanna

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    Emissions rating programme: Environmental impacts and firm behaviour

    Several countries have used emissions rating programmes to incentivise industrial plants to comply with emissions standards and maintain low levels of pollution. Such programmes function by using regularly monitored emissions data from major industrial plants to rate firms from the least compliant to the most compliant. Besides making environmental performance more...

    3 Feb 2020 | Michael Greenstone, Sanval Nasim, Usman Naeem, Ali Habib

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    Teacher rotation and student outcomes: Experimental evidence from Uganda

    On a given day, 27% of Ugandan teachers do not attend class (Chaudhury et al, 2006). Even when teachers in Uganda and other developing countries come to school, they do not necessarily teach, and students do not necessarily learn. Only three out of ten students can read and comprehend a simple story by grade three, and only eight out of ten can do so by grade seven...

    3 Jan 2020 | Kizito Omala, Frederico Finan, Ernesto Dal Bó, David Schönholzer, Isabelle Cohen

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    Experimental impacts of Tanzania’s conditional cash transfer on household investment choices (follow-up)

    Tanzania’s Productive Social Safety Net (PSSN) programme is the second-largest government-run conditional cash transfer (CCT) programme in Africa. Funded mainly by the Government of Tanzania and the World Bank - and implemented by the Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) - the aim of the PSSN is to increase income and consumption and to help vulnerable populations cope...

    18 Dec 2019 | Zoë Hitzig, Rema Hanna

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    Rwanda land tenure Regularisation

    The registration of land rights is one of the key challenges facing policymakers today. Secure, legally enforceable, and marketable land rights allow cities to become a platform of productivity by ensuring that owners have the security to invest and transact land. They also allow governments to plan and tax land for the public good. Theirry Ngoga Hoza - who was closely...

    18 Dec 2019 | Thierry Hoza Ngoga

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    Collect and archive policy and statistical documents

    In Ethiopia, obtaining important policy documents can be time-consuming. This is partly because some government documents are not available online, requiring researchers to physically go to the government offices to obtain the documents. Also, researchers may need to fill out paperwork in order to access some documents. This can tax the researchers’ time and, hence,...

    18 Dec 2019 | Yared Seid

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    Scoping visit: the role of Government in the development of Tourism in Uganda

    Tourism is generally considered to be the largest industry in the world.  It is the third-largest export sector and one of the most promising in terms of future growth potential.  As people’s income and education rise, demand for travel will steadily rise, both domestically and internationally. Past performance confirms this positive outlook, notably for international...

    18 Dec 2019 | Philip English, Wilber Manyisa Ahebwa