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  • Blog post

    Reigniting economic growth after COVID-19 in Uganda

    The recent COVID-19 pandemic has come at an enormous cost to both developed and developing countries, and Uganda is no exception to this. Decisive policies to promote household and firm survival alongside longer-term planning for growth will be crucial to Uganda’s recovery. Early this year, the Government of Uganda took decisive action to limit the spread of COVID-19,...

    19 Oct 2020 | Priya Manwaring

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Representative outcomes through citizen consultative meetings: A study of Kampala, Uganda

    Deliberative processes are widely used across developed and developing countries. Despite this, there is limited evidence of their equitability and inclusiveness. The authors partnered with the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) to examine the extent to which participatory approaches can really reflect the views of citizens. 188 small-scale consultative...

    13 Oct 2020 | Macartan Humphreys, Constantin Manuel Bosancianu, Ana Garcia-Hernandez, Innocent Silver

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Quantifying the economic benefits of public transportation in Kampala

    Traffic congestion is a major issue in cities around the world with potentially negative effects on outcomes ranging from economic activity to health. This brief quantifies the cost of congestion in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA) and estimates the economic benefits of a planned Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system. The researcher finds the daily cost of...

    5 Oct 2020 | Laurenz Baertsch

  • Event

    Uganda Economic Growth Forum 2020: Unlocking new opportunities for inclusive growth during and after COVID-19

    Watch the conference here: https://www.facebook.com/134471723319085/videos/1230879870599430   The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (Uganda) and the IGC host the 4th Economic Growth Forum. The main objective of the conference is to identify actionable policy interventions to mitigate the negative impacts of COVID-19 as well as recommend...

    1 September 2020

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The COVID-19 impact on Ugandan supply chains: The importance of imports

    Ugandan firms do not operate in isolation: Supply chains depend on the quick supply of goods and services as inputs for productive activities. Crucially, Uganda sources these inputs both domestically as well as from foreign firms. This study first investigates the impact of COVID-19 at the outset of the pandemic on Uganda’s trade. Starting from the documented...

    18 Aug 2020 | Jakob Rauschendorfer, John Spray

  • Publication - Miscellaneous

    Event report: Uganda Economic Growth Forum 2019

    The Economic Growth Forum 2019 was hosted by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) and co-hosted by the International Growth Centre (IGC). Following two successful high-level growth forums in 2017 and 2018, the aim of this forum was to identify actionable policy recommendations that could drive the country’s future economic growth performance...

    7 Aug 2020 |

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    How should the government participate in the development of Uganda’s tourism sector to harness its full potential, apart from providing infrastructure?

    Global Travel & Tourism (T&T) industry is growing at a rapid pace and has accounted for fifth of all new jobs created in the world over the past 5 years. Compared to past decades, Uganda has recently shown progress in terms of tourism growth and development. Realising the potential of the tourism sector to contribute to national socioeconomic development, the...

    7 Aug 2020 | Boopen Seetanah, Moussa Saab

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Enhancing property tax in Kampala: Successes, challenges, and next steps for increasing municipal revenue

    Property tax is a significant source of municipal revenues in Kampala, making up over 35% of own source revenues for the Kampala Capital City Authority. However, there is significant room for improvement. While legal exemptions and limited means of enforcement require legislative change to enhance revenues, in the short run improvements to valuation and efforts to...

    6 Aug 2020 | Priya Manwaring, Tanner Regan

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Making the most of investment in Uganda: The role of supplier development programmes

    Growing investment in Uganda offers an opportunity for policymakers to boost local production through supplier development programmes. This brief considers the potential benefits of such programmes in Uganda to both large firms and suppliers. It also considers best practice for implementation, drawing on evidence from such programmes in countries such as Mexico,...

    4 Aug 2020 | Priya Manwaring, Jakob Rauschendorfer

  • Project

    Community health care and COVID-19 pandemic: Experimental evidence

    The limited capacity of the health systems in many low-income countries, especially in rural areas, suggests that the rapid spreading of the COVID-19 virus could have huge consequences in those areas. On top of the direct impact of the virus, a growing concern is that the shift in attention and resources towards the COVID-19 pandemic might crowd-out other essential...

    16 Jul 2020 | Martina Bjorkman-Nyqvist, Jakob Svensson, Andrea Guariso