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  • Project

    Firm-level technology adoption and investment in training

    It has long been argued that skills and technology are complementary, and in the case of developing countries, firms produce using technologies farther away from the frontier and workers have lower education and formal training. As a result, the lower skill endowment of workers may reduce the incentives of firms to invest in technology, and the more backward technologies...

    20 Sep 2019 | Vittorio Bassi, Tommaso Porzio, Raffaela Muoio , Robert Mpiira

  • Project

    The long-term impact of vocational training and job search assistance for unemployed youth: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Uganda

    Youth unemployment and underemployment are key policy challenges in developing countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa where 60% of the population is below the age of 25 and where it is expected to generate one million new unemployed in 2018 alone. This project seeks to provide new evidence on the effectiveness of active labour market policies in improving youth...

    20 Sep 2019 | Oriana Bandiera, Vittorio Bassi, Robin Burgess, Imran Rasul, Munshi Sulaiman, Anna Vitali

  • Project

    Scoping trip for exploring the potential of PPPs and user fees to fund transport infrastructure and services in Greater Kampala

    Around the world, there is great interest in building urban transportation infrastructure. In cities from Kampala to Lagos, policymakers are drafting ambitious transportation plans that call for the implementation of extensive bus rapid transit systems, light rail lines and metros, as well as, new highways, bridges and tunnels. These plans are motivated by an urgent goal of...

    20 Sep 2019 | Matti Siemiatycki

  • Project

    Learning to learn by learning to teach

    Motivating public service workers is a primary concern of government institutions as they pursue approaches to improve state effectiveness. From a staffing perspective, several state-funded public service workers are public school teachers. This is the case in Uganda, which has very high rates of teacher absenteeism, even though its teachers seem to be more competent than...

    20 Sep 2019 | Nava Ashraf, Vesall Nourani

  • Publication -

    Transforming Secondary Urban Areas for Job Creation: A Study of Uganda

    19 Sep 2019 | Miljan Sladoje, Gregory Randolph, Lina Khan

  • Publication - Working Paper

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

    19 Sep 2019 | Vittorio Bassi, Raffaela Muoio , Tommaso Porzio, Ritwika Sen, Esau Tugume

  • Event

    Uganda Economic Growth Forum 2019: Industrialisation for job creation and shared prosperity

    The Ugandan economy has experienced significant recovery since 2016, with increased levels of growth in recent years across the agricultural, industrial and service sectors. However, despite these successes, there remain significant development challenges that threaten Uganda’s long term growth trajectory, particularly in the context of sluggish global growth...

    22 August 2019

  • Project

    Strains on trade: frictions and policy in the Ugandan vehicle sector

    The secondary markets for motor vehicles and their spare parts loom large in Uganda, as they do in many other low-income countries. In 2015, second only to petroleum products, vehicles represented one of the top imports by value, with most of them being in used condition. The relative affordability of used vehicles allows for deeper penetration into the Ugandan population,...

    16 Aug 2019 | Felix Forster, Dorothy Nakyambadde

  • Blog post

    Ugandan fine coffee (Arabica): What is the opportunity?

    Ugandan Arabica coffee is all but unknown among end consumers and underrated by traders. There are immediate opportunities to improve marketing methods as well as to raise farmers’ incomes by building a supply chain that emphasises quality, such as the presence of washing stations in the western regions. When coffee production and revenues began to rise in Uganda in the...

    5 Aug 2019 | Ameet Morjaria, Martin Sprott

  • Project

    Trade facilitation and informal cross border trade

    Informal cross border trade (ICBT) – trade activities which are unrecorded in official trade statistics – is pervasive in Africa. Economic theory suggests that the presence of informal trade depends on the relative costs of trading informally and formally (Golub, 2015; Eberhard-Ruiz & Moradi, 2018). Some of the factors spurring informal trade are expensive document...

    16 Jul 2019 | Jade Siu