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  • Blog post

    How to reduce waste in the textile industry?

    Textiles are an integral part of daily lives and the global economy, but their production and consumption often leave a global footprint of waste and pollution behind. A circular economy for textile can eliminate waste in the industry, which is a core sector of economies in the developing countries. Textile has played a key role in world trade and global development all...

    22 Jun 2022 | Shubhranka Mondal

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Non-tariff barriers and regional integration in the East African Community

    We conducted surveys with a representative sample of over 1,500 traders in markets near the Kenya-Uganda border, as well as a census of border clearing agents, before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Larger traders are more likely to engage in cross-border trade, likely because the fixed costs of trade barriers mean that per-unit costs fall heaviest on smaller...

    21 Jun 2022 | Lauren Falcao Bergquist, Matthew Grant, Meredith Startz, Eleanor Wiseman

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    How can we support climate resilient farming in developing countries? | LSE Festival Shorts 2022

    Farmers in low-income countries are one of the groups most at risk from the effects of climate change. Agricultural adaptation will play a vital role in the world’s response to climate change and should be viewed as an integral part of sustainable economic development in a post-COVID world. Successful adaptation will require more accurate weather forecasts that can inform...

    15 Jun 2022

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Responding to imported inflation in Uganda: Distributional impacts and policy options

    Inflation is ravaging the world, driven by a combination of post-pandemic supply chain disruptions, a rebound in global demand, and the war in Ukraine. The first round-effects of the global inflation surge in Uganda have occurred via jumps in the prices of seven principal commodities, delivering particularly adverse hits to the incomes of the poor. As a small open...

    14 Jun 2022 | Liam Carson, Harriet Conron, Richard Newfarmer

  • Publication - Project Report

    Understanding non-tariff barriers and regional integration in the East African Community

    This study investigates trade and regional integration within the East African Community (EAC), with a particular focus on agricultural goods traded between Kenya and Uganda. In recent years, the EAC has instituted several changes in trade policy, including the introduction of the common market, One Stop Border Post (OSBP), and the single-window policy (a simplified...

    10 Jun 2022 | Lauren Falcao Bergquist, Matthew Grant, Meredith Startz

  • Publication - Miscellaneous

    Mozambican trade statistics: Mind the gap!

    Between 2016 and 2018, IGC Mozambique carried out three sector-level value chain studies, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Economy & Finance of Mozambique, on poultry, cotton and pigeon peas (Da Cruz and Oppewal 2018a, 2018b). These can be helpful in identifying sector-specific binding constraints and draw up the contours of concrete sector-specific pacts, with...

    8 Jun 2022 | Jorrit Oppewal, Alberto Da Cruz

  • Publication - Project Report

    Trading up: Harnessing the African Continental Free Trade Area for growth in Uganda

    African economies, including Uganda, have embarked on an ambitious programme of regional integration in the form of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). This paper uses newly sourced transaction level trade data for Uganda, and a partial equilibrium simulation model to assess the trade and revenue implications of reductions in tariffs and improvements in trade...

    25 May 2022 | Jing-Woei Chien, Harriet Conron, Lawrence Edwards , Godfrey Kamutando

  • Publication - Project Report

    Market-driven strategies for combating aflatoxins in Rwanda

    Aflatoxins are naturally occurring fungal by-products that contaminate crops – especially cereals and oilseeds – and the contamination may occur in the field and storage. At low levels of dietary exposure, aflatoxins are associated with immune suppression (Mohsenzadeh et al., 2016), low birth weight (Passarelli et al. 2020), stunted growth in children (Rasheed et al....

    17 May 2022 | Kizito Nishimwe, Vivian Hoffmann, Timothy Herrman

  • Project

    Misallocation or mismeasurement? Collecting new panel data to improve production function estimation

    SMEs tend to show substantial differences in productivity even within narrow industries and geographical regions. In order to design effective industrial policies, it is important to quantify such differences in the productivity of SMEs, identify what constraints drive these differences, and to understand what are the benefits of reducing them through external policy...

    28 Apr 2022 | Vittorio Bassi, Monica Morlacco, Tommaso Porzio, Esau Tugume

  • Event

    Coping with shocks: Resilience in Ethiopia’s ready-made garment industry Ethiopia’s industrial exports depend on the ready-made garment industry mostly located in industrial parks. In addition to the pandemic, factories in Ethiopia faced another shock related to the conflict in the northern parts of the country and the resulting removal of Ethiopia from the free trade privileges provided by...

    4 May 2022