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  • Blog post

    Learning to teach by learning to learn: Measuring the effects of an innovative teacher training programme in Uganda

    In 2007, Uganda became the first African country to introduce free universal secondary education. Yet, in 2017, 79% of students who began primary school, which is also free, did not make it to secondary school at all.[1] How can the delivery of education be improved to address this issue?A unique teacher training programme in Uganda has begun and is providing significant...

    27 Mar 2019 | Nava Ashraf, Vesal Nourani

  • Data Item

    Data: Prepaid electricity metering: Costs, benefits and potential for scale-up

    The standard approach to recovering the cost of electricity provision is to bill customers monthly for past consumption. If unable to pay, customers face disconnection, the utility loses revenue, and the service provision model is undermined. A possible solution to this problem is prepaid metering, in which customers buy electricity upfront and use it until the prepaid...

    27 Feb 2019

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Exploring key challenges to firm success in Uganda

    22 Feb 2019

  • Blog post

    Tracking constraints to micro-enterprise growth in Kenya and Uganda

    Existing surveys that aim to measure and track barriers to business growth often under-represent micro-enterprises and small informal firms. Our pilot, which targeted a sample of small scale entrepreneurs in Kenya and Uganda in a survey conducted by phone, suggests that such enterprises may face a very different set of constraints to growth. This exposes a potential...

    14 Feb 2019 | Tavneet Suri

  • Project

    Reviewing Uganda’s 2017 National Export Action Plan

    Uganda’s Export Promotion Action Plan prioritises export-oriented growth to attain middle income status by 2020. In April 2017, the Uganda National Planning Authority (NPA) invited the IGC to review the Export Promotion Action Plan. According to the NPA, the IGC’s recommendations informed not only the Export Action Plan, but a number of other policy papers ...

    16 Jan 2019 | Ritwika Sen, Richard Newfarmer

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Teacher effectiveness in Africa: Longitudinal and causal estimates

    9 Jan 2019 | Julie Buhl-Wiggers, Jason Kerwin, Jeffrey Smith, Rebecca Thornton

  • Publication - Project Report

    How can tourism become a driver of economic growth in Uganda?

    With diverse wildlife and a dramatic landscape, tourism represents a promising way to galvanise economic growth in Uganda. However, despite what seem like obvious advantages of the tourism sector, policymakers have at times been reluctant to support it, instead opting to focus government efforts on facilitating industrial development. This paper details...

    8 Jan 2019 | Philip English, Wilber Manyisa Ahebwa

  • Publication - Project Report

    Constraints to entrepreneurship: Findings from pilot studies in Kenya and Uganda

    8 Jan 2019 | Tavneet Suri, Louis Dorval

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Opportunities in Uganda’s Arabica value chain

    Coffee is an important part of the Ugandan economy, stably generating around 15% of export earnings for the past 15 years, even as other exports have risen. Uganda produces 1% of the world’s Arabica crop, but while its production is increasing and is highly competitive, it has been overlooked by trade and consumers. The project explored two policy options for...

    7 Jan 2019 | Ameet Morjaria, Martin Sprott, Jenny Scharrer, Ritwika Sen

  • Event

    Exploring key challenges to firm success in Uganda IGC, BRAC and the World Bank co-hosted a workshop with the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Cooperatives on ‘Stimulating Firm Growth, Productivity and Remunerative Employment in Uganda’. This workshop was part of ongoing IGC-funded work with the Ministry on vocational training and technology adoption and...

    14 December 2018