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  • Project

    Policy implementation in Uganda

    Implementing government policies is essential to recover from the economic ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic and to foster economic growth through evidence-based policies. Anecdotal evidence and broad-based indices (e.g., World Bank Governance Indicators) strongly suggest that policy implementation is lacking in most sub-Saharan African countries. Reasons possibly...

    10 Sep 2021 | Harriet Conron, Jakob Rauschendorfer, Priya Manwaring, Albert Musisi

  • Event

    A review of IGC research for the Uganda revenue authority

    Taxation plays a critical dual function in fostering economic growth. Not only are tax revenues critical to fund growth-enhancing public infrastructure and services; tax policy and administration also plays a key role in directing productive and sustainable economic activity. As Uganda strives to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and global recession, these...

    15 April 2021

  • Event

    Supporting the development of Uganda’s 2nd national strategy for private sector development (2020/21 - 2024/25) through economic research session: Agriculture & agro-industrialization

    The Private Sector Development Unit (PSDU) of the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development of the Republic of Uganda is currently in the process of developing a National Strategy for Private Sector Development (NSPD). Anchored in the National Development Plan III (updated in July 2020 to reflect the impact of COVID-19), the new NSDP will be Uganda’s key...

    21 October 2020

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Informal transport reform in Kampala city

    Public transport services in Kampala city are largely made up of minibus and motorbike taxis. While the current transport sector provides a critical means of livelihood to many individuals in the city, the jobs offered are relatively low-paid and the job market is increasingly saturated. Given the limited potential for the current transportation industry to...

    2 Sep 2021 | Priya Manwaring, Shahrukh Wani

  • Event

    Consumer incentive schemes and other tax compliance strategies in developing countries

    Consumer incentive schemes are programs that revenue Administrations can use to boost the revenue performance of their Value Added Tax (VAT). These schemes offer consumers incentives encouraging them to participate in the enforcement process. This webinar presents research on Consumer Incentive Schemes and other tax compliance strategies in four countries: Rwanda, Uganda,...

    30 June 2021

  • Publication - Miscellaneous

    Empirical research on taxation in Uganda

    This note summarises discussions and presentations from an afternoon seminar held by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and the IGC on the 15th April 2021. The aim of the event was to share and discuss findings from ongoing research projects conducted jointly by personnel from the URA and the IGC.

    18 Aug 2021 | Joseph Okello Ayo, Isabelle Cohen, Felix Forster, Tina Kaidu, Priya Manwaring, Dorothy Nakyambadde, Jakob Rauschendorfer

  • Event

    Trade agreements for private sector development

    https://youtu.be/QZ2K2FV4kHM You can also listen to the audio recording of the event here: IGC Admin · Trade agreements for private sector development   The Government of Uganda strives to promote private sector development and job creation through active participation in international trade agreements. However, planers and decision makers are aware that the...

    31 March 2021

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Unleashing the power of urbanisation for Uganda’s new cities

    Kampala dominates Uganda’s urban system across a number of metrics, including population, production of GDP, and formal employment opportunities. However, research has shown that such urban primacy can be detrimental to economic growth for countries at lower-income levels. People are settling in these cities faster than infrastructure investments can be made,...

    9 Aug 2021 | Astrid Haas

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Pollution in Ugandan cities: Do managers avoid it or adapt in place?

    Developing countries suffer from rising urban pollution levels, with associated negative effects on health and worker productivity. We study how managers in developing country cities cope with the polluted environment. We collect high resolution pollution measurements within Ugandan cities and match these with a novel firm survey. We find that firms locate in close...

    3 Aug 2021 | Vittorio Bassi, Matthew Kahn, Tommaso Porzio, Nancy Lozano Gracia, Jeanne Sorin

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Tracking prices during COVID-19 in Kenya and Uganda

    This project serves as a proof of concept exploring whether it is possible to collect high-quality, high-frequency price data at scale through a crowd-sourcing approach. We collected over 39,000 price quotes of essential food items in Kenya and Uganda between April 2020 and mid-March 2021, featuring a wide geographic coverage. The findings suggest that prices were...

    9 Jul 2021 | George Kinyanjui, Doreen Rubatsimbira , Verena Wiedemann