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    Trade shocks and production networks in Uganda

    The structure of firm networks matters. Given a certain network structure, it influences the amount of value created in an economy and determines an economy’s resilience to shocks. However, the structure is also likely to be endogenous to economic policy decisions. As such, it is difficult to disentangle the causal effect of a given network and the formation of that...

    4 Dec 2019 | Miguel Almunia, Jonas Hjort, Lin Tian, Alan Griffith

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    Developing Kampala’s citizen charter: Citizen deliberation and bureaucratic responsiveness in service provision

    In the past two or three decades, deliberative processes have found widespread use across both developed (Fung & Wright, 2003) and developing countries (Wong, 2012). Beyond an end in themselves, they represent both a strategy to ensure that the resource allocation process takes a wide array of needs and preferences into account. Despite their ubiquity, there is scant...

    4 Dec 2019 | Macartan Humphreys, Constantin Manuel Bosancianu, Ana Garcia-Hernandez, Innocent Silver

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    Quality upgrading and contract enforcement in Uganda's coffee sector

    There has long been interest in the process of structural transformation, moving from subsistence agriculture to the production of manufactured goods (Lewis, 1954). Improving the value of agricultural exports is often considered an important first step in this process. More broadly, there has been growing interest in quality upgrading in developing country markets and firms...

    3 Dec 2019 | Ameet Morjaria, Lauren Falcao, Ritwika Sen

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    Valuation models for property tax in Kampala, Uganda

    Property taxation is one of the most significant sources of revenue collected by the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) to fund vital public goods and services in Uganda’s capital. With rapid urban growth and increasing demands on public investment, the city is keen to undertake reforms that can help to improve revenue generation from this source. As part of ongoing...

    3 Dec 2019 | Tanner Regan, Priya Manwaring

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

    Non-tariff barriers may be particularly prohibitive to small traders, and therefore may have the unintended consequence of concentrating market power at the border. This can influence the degree of competition in domestic markets within each country. The result is that border policies may affect businesses, farmers, and consumers throughout the country through not only the...

    3 Dec 2019 | Lauren Falcao, Matthew Grant, Meredith Startz

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    Exploring interest rate spreads and bank profitability in Uganda

    Following Uganda’s financial reforms and liberalisation in the early 1990s, the banking system was characterised by high-interest rates, wide intermediation spreads, and substantial bank profitability. Over the last seven years (since mid-2011), the average lending rate in Uganda has exceeded 20%, while implicit deposit rates have averaged 13% over the same period....

    2 Dec 2019 | Keith Jefferis

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    Video: Inclusive growth in Uganda

    As Uganda's population continues to increase, inclusive growth and improving productivity will be vital to the country's development. IGC Uganda Country Economist Nicole Ntungire explains.

    18 Nov 2019

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Transforming secondary cities for job creation: A case study of Mbale, Uganda

    The Government of Uganda is taking steps to strengthen secondary city economies, as demonstrated by plans to declare nine new cities, including the municipality of Mbale. Primary constraints to growth and job creation include limited access to finance, underdeveloped transport, insufficient access to land, low labour force skills, and little scope for the private...

    6 Nov 2019 | Miljan Sladoje, Lina Khan, Gregory Randolph