Improving Uganda’s trade performance to spur economic growth

  • For most of the previous decade, Uganda’s export base has remained undiversified and dominated by a small number of raw commodities. Specifically, the performance of the manufacturing sector has stagnated for most of the previous century.
  • Trade and export promotion have therefore been identified as an area of active policy intervention by the
    government.
  • This policy note presents 13 key policy recommendations for inclusion in the Ugandan National Budget including reducing the cost of doing business, improving trade policy, and leveraging the country’s development institutions.