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  • 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

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Options for financing and funding transportation infrastructure

    There is a growing interest in building urban transportation infrastructure across the developing world. Many policymakers are currently drafting ambitious transportation plans that implement new systems and build infrastructure. A key hurdle to the implementation of major transportation projects is funding which often costs billions of dollars and requires...

    5 Jun 2018 | Matti Siemiatycki

  • Event

    Cities that Work/KCCA workshop on first steps for urban mobility reform in Greater Kampala

    On the 25th April 2018, Cities that Work co-hosted a workshop with the Kampala Capital City Authority on urban mobility in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area, to explore first steps in reform. The workshop brought together Biodun Otunola, Managing Director of Planet Projects Limited in  Nigeria, Samson Gyamera, Executive Director of the Greater Accra Public Transport...

    25 April 2018

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Options for metropolitan governance in Greater Kampala

    9 Apr 2018 | Enid Slack

  • Event

    Workshop: Uganda’s Arabica coffee value chain development opportunities

    The Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA), in partnership with the IGC, co-hosts a technical workshop on opportunities for the development of Uganda’s Arabica coffee value chain. A recent IGC policy paper sets out the view that the current perception of Ugandan coffee, both in the trade and among end consumers, lags the reality by several years. By raising...

    20 March 2018

  • Blog post

    Where are Kampala’s missing houses?

    Kampala is facing a dearth of affordable formal housing. Rural-urban migration, limited access to mortgage finance, and a host of other factors are all straining its housing sector. It is imperative for planners to think of innovative and sustainable ways to address this issue. Rapid urbanisation across sub-Saharan Africa has had far-reaching implications for housing....

    14 Mar 2018 | Astrid Haas, Thierry Hoza Ngoga

  • Event

    Research dissemination workshop: Government demand and firm performance

    Can government procurement be used as an effective instrument to promote local industrial development?  A few governments in Africa and the developing world have established reservation policies that favour domestic firms over import competition in public procurement. However, very little research has been conducted to assess the effectiveness of these programs. Are...

    14 March 2018

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Firm performance and participation in public procurement: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa

    Public procurement of goods and services accounts for more than 10 percent of GDP in many African countries meaning that governments are an important source of demand. This study uses firm-level data from 19 sub-Saharan African countries to assess the productivity performance of firms participating in public procurement. The findings suggest that companies that...

    9 Mar 2018 | Bernard Hoekman, Marco Sanfilippo

  • Project

    Firm-level technology adoption and investment in training

    In developing countries, firms produce using technologies farther away from the frontier, and workers have lower education and formal training. It has long been argued that skills and technology are complementary (see, for example, Foster and Rosenzweig 1996). As a result, the lower skill endowment of workers may reduce the incentives of firms to invest in technology, and...

    22 Feb 2018 | Vittorio Bassi, Tommaso Porzio, Esau Tugume, Ritwika Sen