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  • Project

    The cost of congestion in Kampala, Uganda

    Traffic congestion is a major issue in cities around the world, particularly in developing countries, with potentially negative effects on outcomes ranging from economic activity to health. This project aims to estimate the cost of traffic congestion, i.e. commuter time lost, in Kampala, Uganda, in time and monetary terms. The study is based on a direct request from the...

    4 Feb 2020 | Laurenz Baertsch

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Traffic management: Data lessons from Lagos and Kampala

    Traffic congestion can cost working time and be detrimental to a city's productivity. Biodun Otunola (CEO Planet Projects, Lagos) and Andrew Kitaka (Executive Director, Kampala Capital City Authority) discuss how data can be used to improve traffic management in developing cities.

    4 Feb 2020

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Understanding productivity dispersion: Evidence from a new survey of manufacturing firms in Uganda

    There are large productivity differences across firms in developing countries, even within the same sector and region. Understanding what contributes to such differences in productivity is important for designing policies to help low productivity firms grow. This project implemented a representative survey of over 1,000 manufacturing firms in Uganda to quantify...

    30 Jan 2020 | Vittorio Bassi, Raffaela Muoio , Joshua Mutambi, Tommaso Porzio, Ritwika Sen, Esau Tugume

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Tracking constraints to micro-entrepreneurship using IVR technology: Results from a pilot study in Kenya and Uganda

    Current data collection exercises fail to capture the heterogeneity of entrepreneurs in developing countries in terms of scale. This project proposes a research agenda around understanding the constraints faced by micro-entrepreneurs, both formal and informal, through a series of mobile-based surveys (using IVR technology) delivered to small firms and...

    16 Jan 2020 | Tavneet Suri, Louis Dorval

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Examining the impact of the Common External Tariff of the East African Community in Uganda

    The primary goal of the Common External Tariff (CET) of the East African Community (EAC) is to allow for free trade within a larger market than that of the individual countries that comprise it. The CET has, from inception, held a 0-10-25 tariff structure: 0% for raw materials, 10% for semi-finished products and 25% on finished products. Although this structure has...

    16 Jan 2020 | Garth Frazer

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Trade facilitation and formalisation of trade: Evidence from OSBPs in Uganda

    Trade costs in East Africa remain high, weighing on regional trade. Many engage in informal cross-border trade (ICBT) to avoid these high trade costs. ICBT is substantial. In Uganda, informal exports to its neighbouring countries are estimated to be equal to 38 percent of formal exports to these countries. This study examines what happens when trade costs are...

    7 Jan 2020 | Jade Siu

  • Publication - Project Report, Working Paper

    Tourism product development in Uganda: A strategic stance

    3 Jan 2020 | Philip English, Wilber Manyisa Ahebwa

  • Project

    Teacher rotation and student outcomes: Experimental evidence from Uganda

    On a given day, 27% of Ugandan teachers do not attend class (Chaudhury et al, 2006). Even when teachers in Uganda and other developing countries come to school, they do not necessarily teach, and students do not necessarily learn. Only three out of ten students can read and comprehend a simple story by grade three, and only eight out of ten can do so by grade seven...

    3 Jan 2020 | Kizito Omala, Frederico Finan, Ernesto Dal Bó, David Schönholzer, Isabelle Cohen

  • Project

    Scoping visit: the role of Government in the development of Tourism in Uganda

    Tourism is generally considered to be the largest industry in the world.  It is the third-largest export sector and one of the most promising in terms of future growth potential.  As people’s income and education rise, demand for travel will steadily rise, both domestically and internationally. Past performance confirms this positive outlook, notably for international...

    18 Dec 2019 | Philip English, Wilber Manyisa Ahebwa

  • Project

    Product development in tourism

    The Government of Uganda is eager to expand its promising tourism sector, which has become the country’s number one earner of foreign exchange and a significant source of employment. At the request of the government, the International Growth Centre prepared a paper in 2018 entitled How can tourism become a driver of economic growth in Uganda which was presented at the...

    18 Dec 2019 | Philip English, Wilber Manyisa Ahebwa