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  • Project

    Uganda’s energy sector: A fiscal risk

    Uganda is a low-income country -- with middle-income ambitions -- that has made the energy sector a cornerstone of its development policy. The country allocates a large share of its public resources on providing a reliably supply of electricity to new businesses and to its citizens. Uganda has used debt to finance hydropower dams, transmission lines, and other large...

    4 Dec 2020 | Menno Jan van der Ven

  • Event

    Firms’ resilience innovation and technology

    The Private Sector Development Research Network (PSDRN) invites you to a 2-day virtual conference on ‘Firms’ Resilience, Innovation and Technology', on the 10th and 11th December, 2020. This year, the PSDRN conference focuses on resilience, innovation and technology in the private sector — relating to private firms, investors, and markets — and discusses key...

    10–11 December 2020

  • Publication - Miscellaneous

    IGC evidence on secondary impacts of COVID-19 in developing countries

    In October 2020, the IGC submitted this written evidence to an International Development Committee Inquiry on the secondary impacts of COVID-19 on developing countries.

    30 Nov 2020 |

  • Blog post

    Housing in Hawassa: How to accommodate migrant labour in industrialising cities

    Lessons from China might inform urbanisation and industrialisation in Ethiopia, including labour rights and housing policies within an expanding manufacturing market. As we discuss in the first blog of this China-Africa series, urbanisation in sub-Saharan Africa has so far not been accompanied by a process of industrialisation, contrasting with the development...

    30 Nov 2020 | Astrid Haas, Sebastian Kriticos, Nicolas Lippolis

  • Project

    Estimating income losses and consequences of the COVID-19 crisis in Uganda

    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...

    27 Nov 2020 | Stephen D. Younger, Albert Musisi, Wilson Asiimwe, Nicole Ntungire, Jakob Rauschendorfer, Priya Manwaring

  • Blog post

    What a rapidly urbanising Africa can learn from China’s experience

    The parallels between Africa and China’s urbanisation trajectories could offer policymakers potential policy design lessons to learn from. For example, some of China’s recent successes in managing urbanisation, if adequately adapted to the unique and diverse African context, could potentially help the continent’s burgeoning city growth become more sustainable and...

    27 Nov 2020 | Astrid Haas, Sebastian Kriticos, Nicolas Lippolis

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Estimating income losses and consequences of the COVID-19 crisis in Uganda

    The recent COVID-19 pandemic has come at an overwhelming cost to both developed and developing countries; Uganda is no exception. Despite having relatively few cases, the pandemic’s indirect effects arising from an economic contraction and global recession, as well as the direct effects through ill health and death, are likely to have a devastating impact on poverty...

    26 Nov 2020 | Stephen D. Younger, Albert Musisi, Wilson Asiimwe, Nicole Ntungire, Jakob Rauschendorfer, Priya Manwaring

  • Event

    Why are lending rates high in Uganda?

    The Bank of Uganda and the International Growth Centre host an online policy seminar under the theme, “Why are Interest Rates High in Uganda?”, commencing at 10.00am (East African Standard Time) on Monday, November 30, 2020. Following a presentation on the determinants of interest rate spreads in the Uganda Banking System by Keith Jefferis, a high-level panel...

    30 November 2020