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  • 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

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Jennifer Musisi: Lessons from Kampala

    Jennifer S Musisi, Executive Director of the Kampala Capital City Authority, discusses the inefficiencies of urban authorities in the developing world and outlines work done in Kampala to transform its urban governance.

    7 Dec 2017

  • Project

    Mapping domestic and international trade networks

    Why do developing countries tax imports so highly when the distortionary effects of tariffs are well-known and access to imported inputs can benefit economic growth (Koren and Csillag 2016, Goldberg et al. 2010)? One possibility is that, in low state capacity contexts, it is easier to enforce tariffs and hence generate revenue at the border than it is to enforce...

    23 Nov 2017 | Justine Knebelmann, Miguel Almunia, Jonas Hjort

  • Project

    Options for the design of a Greater Kampala Metropolitan Authority

    Around the world, metropolitan areas are some of the most important hubs for economic activity. In many developing countries, in particular, metropolitan areas are major contributors to the economic success of their countries but they also face serious challenges in terms of pollution, transportation gridlock, urban sprawl, deteriorating infrastructure, crime, rising...

    22 Nov 2017 | Enid Slack

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Reform of the EAC Common External Tariff: Evidence from trade costs

    16 Nov 2017 | Ben Shepherd , Jaime de Melo, Ritwika Sen

  • Project

    Reform of the EAC Common External Tariff

    The Common External Tariff (CET) of the East African Community (EAC) is due for potential reform in November 2017. Manufacturers associations in the large EAC countries are pressing for additional tariff bands and greater protection, with the stated aim of promoting backward linkages and value chain development. This direction is dangerous in a dynamic sense, as it sets the...

    16 Nov 2017 | Ben Shepherd , Jaime de Melo, Ritwika Sen

  • Project

    Information, fiscal capacity, and tax enforcement: An experimental evaluation

    With the recent decline in revenues from trade tariffs and official aid, developing countries have to rely increasingly on domestic taxes for revenue collection. One of the most important potential sources of domestic tax revenue is the value-added tax (VAT), a tax instrument that has been increasingly adopted by developing countries over the past decades. In theory, the...

    26 Oct 2017 | Francois Gerard, Miguel Almunia, Jonas Hjort, Justine Knebelmann