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  • 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

  • Blog post

    Why metropolitan governance structures matter: Kampala

    Structuring metropolitan governance is largely dictated by administrative jurisdictions. Population and financing variables are also influential, with the power to determine the social, political and economic prosperity of the country at large. Metropolises Metropolitan areas are important hubs for economic activity around the world, particularly in less developed...

    19 Jan 2018 | Astrid Haas, Enid Slack

  • Project

    Government demand and firm performance: New evidence for sub-Saharan African Countries

    This project seeks to analyse the role of public procurement as a determinant of firm performance in developing countries. Public procurement is increasingly being employed as an industrial policy tool by East African countries (and developing countries more generally) searching to upgrade domestic industrial capabilities and spur innovation while promoting sustainable...

    18 Jan 2018 | Bernard Hoekman, Marco Sanfilippo

  • Project

    Understanding constraints to value addition in the Ugandan coffee sector

    Uganda has the highest concentration of coffee farmers in the world, but premiums from the sector are not as high as other East African countries. Identifying quick wins and long-term changes, this project explored the lack of brand awareness of Ugandan coffee and limited sales in certain markets.  Key recommendations include developing a unique brand for coffee...

    16 Jan 2018 | Ameet Morjaria, Jenny Scharrer, Martin Sprott

  • Publication - Growth Brief

    Seeding success: Increasing agricultural technology adoption through information

    Modern agricultural technologies have enormous potential to drive poverty reduction and economic growth, but adoption remains low in many countries. New models of information sharing could help resolve this. With over half of working adults in sub-Saharan Africa employed in agriculture, improving agricultural productivity is an important way to raise living standards. This...

    19 Dec 2017 | Kelsey Jack, Julia Tobias

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Fred Andema: Reforming Vacant Land

    Fred Andema, Acting Director of Revenue Collection for the Kampala Capital City Authority, discusses the problem of vacant land in cities and how the KCCA plans to tackle this issue with the help of the IGC.

    13 Dec 2017

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Fred Andema: A case study of Kampala's revenue administration reforms

    Fred Andema, Acting Director of Revenue Collection for the KCCA, discusses the administrative challenges of local revenue mobilisation and how ongoing reforms in Kampala have increased tax compliance.

    11 Dec 2017