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  • Event

    Research dissemination workshop: Government demand and firm performance

    Can government procurement be used as an effective instrument to promote local industrial development?  A few governments in Africa and the developing world have established reservation policies that favour domestic firms over import competition in public procurement. However, very little research has been conducted to assess the effectiveness of these programs. Are...

    14 March 2018

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Firm performance and participation in public procurement: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa

    Public procurement of goods and services accounts for more than 10 percent of GDP in many African countries meaning that governments are an important source of demand. This study uses firm-level data from 19 sub-Saharan African countries to assess the productivity performance of firms participating in public procurement. The findings suggest that companies that...

    9 Mar 2018 | Bernard Hoekman, Marco Sanfilippo

  • Project

    Firm-level technology adoption and investment in training

    In developing countries, firms produce using technologies farther away from the frontier, and workers have lower education and formal training. It has long been argued that skills and technology are complementary (see, for example, Foster and Rosenzweig 1996). As a result, the lower skill endowment of workers may reduce the incentives of firms to invest in technology, and...

    22 Feb 2018 | Vittorio Bassi, Tommaso Porzio, Esau Tugume, Ritwika Sen, Raffaela Muoio

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The potential for tenure-responsive land use planning in Kampala

    Kampala is a city that is growing rapidly at an estimated rate of 3.9% per year. It is estimated that the daily workforce comprises of 4.5 million people. To date, much of this urbanisation has been unplanned. There have been various attempts at designing a planning framework. In 2012, the Kampala Physical Development Plan (KPDP) was finalised. The KPDP has faced...

    21 Feb 2018 | Thierry Hoza Ngoga

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Land tenure considerations for neighbourhood planning

    15 Feb 2018 | Thierry Hoza Ngoga

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    In conversation with Jennifer Musisi at the World Urban Forum

    Astrid Haas (International Growth Centre) speaks to Jennifer Musisi (Executive Director, Kampala Capital City Authority) about policies for growing cities at the World Urban Forum.

    14 Feb 2018

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Jennifer Musisi: Urban challenges in the developing world

    Jennifer S Musisi, Executive Director of the Kampala Capital City Authority, outlines some of the key challenges facing cities in the developing world.

    7 Feb 2018

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Transforming Uganda’s agricultural sector for sustained economic growth

    The recent slowdown of Uganda’s economy has drawn the attention of leaders at all levels of political office. Analysts have cited the poor performance of the agriculture sector as a major underlying cause. Agricultural productivity in Uganda is below its potential – constrained by limited use of modern farming methods. Weather is increasingly volatile, yet few...

    31 Jan 2018 | Nathan Fiala, Derek Apell

  • Project

    Cost effective panel data collection

    Context and primary motivation for the study The urban literature on developing country cities is still growing. One of the major constraints, however, is access to good quality data. Existing data sources are often costly or difficult to get, frequently do not measure prices, are not individual specific, do not allow for tracking of individuals, and are available...

    24 Jan 2018 | Julia Bird, Gharad Bryan, Simon Franklin, Astrid Haas