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  • Blog post

    From roads to regulation: Realistic transport reform in Greater Kampala

    Across developing cities, transportation is struggling to keep up with rapid population growth. Transport systems that are supposed to connect individuals to jobs, services, and markets have limited reach and low capacity. Land allocated to roads in sub-Saharan African cities, for example, is around a third of that in cities in other parts of the world (Collier and Venables...

    10 Oct 2018 | Priya Manwaring

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    John Page Uganda lecture: Beyond manufacturing

    Dr John Page (Brookings Institution, IGC) discusses “Beyond Manufacturing: Structural Change in Africa Reconsidered” as part of a lecture series on industrial policy and structural transformation hosted by the Bank of Uganda and the IGC.

    25 Sep 2018

  • Event

    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

  • Publication - Project Report

    Ugandan Arabica coffee value chain opportunities

    5 Sep 2018 | Ameet Morjaria, Martin Sprott

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Taxing vacant urban land in Kampala

    24 Aug 2018 | Mihaly Kopanyi, Astrid Haas

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Considerations for a tax on urban vacant land in Kampala

    Vacant land constitutes an estimated 8-10% of Kampala’s land. However, this does not take into account abandoned or derelict buildings, space used for parking, or large pieces of land attached to small buildings. These are all types of land that have been categorised as vacant in other countries. Currently, vacant land is not classified as property under the...

    24 Aug 2018 | Mihaly Kopanyi, Astrid Haas

  • Project

    Responding to the US threat to remove AGOA preferences

    The second-hand clothing ban in the East African Community (EAC) is a policy whose proposed goal is to spur the development of the local EAC apparel industry. The U.S. Administration, under President Donald Trump, has threatened to remove trade preferences that are provided to EAC countries under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) if they do not reverse the...

    23 Aug 2018 | Garth Frazer, Victor Steenbergen, Ritwika Sen

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Uganda: Responding to the US threat to remove AGOA preferences

    The second-hand clothing ban in the East African Community (EAC) is a policy aimed at spurring the development of the local EAC apparel industry. However, the US government has threatened to remove trade preferences that are provided to EAC countries if they do not reverse the tariff increases on second-hand clothing imports. Kenya decided to unilaterally revert to...

    23 Aug 2018 | Garth Frazer, Victor Steenbergen

  • Project

    Improving teaching and learning: Experiments on teacher incentives and training in Uganda

    In low-income countries, primary school students often fall far below grade level and primary dropout rates remain high. Further, in some countries, educators encourage their weaker students to dropout before reaching the end of primary school. These educators hope to avoid the negative attention that authorities direct to a school when its students perform poorly on the...

    15 Jun 2018 | Daniel Gilligan, Naureen Karachiwalla, Ibrahim Kasirye, Adrienne Lucas, Derek Neal

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Educator incentives and educational triage in rural primary schools

    15 Jun 2018 | Daniel Gilligan, Naureen Karachiwalla, Ibrahim Kasirye, Adrienne Lucas, Derek Neal