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  • 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

  • Blog post

    Learning to teach by learning to learn: Measuring the effects of an innovative teacher training programme in Uganda

    In 2007, Uganda became the first African country to introduce free universal secondary education. Yet, in 2017, 79% of students who began primary school, which is also free, did not make it to secondary school at all.[1] How can the delivery of education be improved to address this issue?A unique teacher training programme in Uganda has begun and is providing significant...

    27 Mar 2019 | Nava Ashraf, Vesall Nourani

  • Data Item

    Data: Prepaid electricity metering: Costs, benefits and potential for scale-up

    The standard approach to recovering the cost of electricity provision is to bill customers monthly for past consumption. If unable to pay, customers face disconnection, the utility loses revenue, and the service provision model is undermined. A possible solution to this problem is prepaid metering, in which customers buy electricity upfront and use it until the prepaid...

    27 Feb 2019

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Exploring key challenges to firm success in Uganda

    22 Feb 2019

  • Blog post

    Tracking constraints to micro-enterprise growth in Kenya and Uganda

    Existing surveys that aim to measure and track barriers to business growth often under-represent micro-enterprises and small informal firms. Our pilot, which targeted a sample of small scale entrepreneurs in Kenya and Uganda in a survey conducted by phone, suggests that such enterprises may face a very different set of constraints to growth. This exposes a potential...

    14 Feb 2019 | Tavneet Suri

  • Project

    Reviewing Uganda’s 2017 National Export Action Plan

    Uganda’s Export Promotion Action Plan prioritises export-oriented growth to attain middle income status by 2020. In April 2017, the Uganda National Planning Authority (NPA) invited the IGC to review the Export Promotion Action Plan. According to the NPA, the IGC’s recommendations informed not only the Export Action Plan, but a number of other policy papers ...

    16 Jan 2019 | Ritwika Sen, Richard Newfarmer

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Teacher effectiveness in Africa: Longitudinal and causal estimates

    9 Jan 2019 | Julie Buhl-Wiggers, Jason Kerwin, Jeffrey Smith, Rebecca Thornton