Showing all Projects in Uganda

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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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    Job creation ecosystems in African secondary cities: A study of Uganda

    Both international organisations and African governments increasingly acknowledge that secondary cities are pivotal in fostering the development of inclusive, productive and job-rich growth. However, despite the growing emphasis on balanced urbanisation processes and investment in secondary cities, national strategies around these issues are often devised with little...

    6 Nov 2019 | Gregory Randolph, Miljan Sladoje, Sabina Dewan

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    Refugees and the choice between cities and settlements: Evidence from Uganda

    In 2018, Uganda hosted approximately 1.2 million refugees from various countries such as South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The country’s refugee policy, which has been praised internationally, entitles refugees to a small plot of land to cultivate, food ratios and rights to access the same health and education services like the ones offered to...

    6 Nov 2019 | Francesco Loiacono, Mariajose Silva Vargas

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    Power in Uganda: Overcoming the main constraints to efficient growth

    In 2001, the Government of Uganda (GoU) created the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) to independently regulate the power industry. Also, the GoU restructured the previously vertically integrated power industry into the segments of power generation, transmission and distribution. This was done to improve efficiency in the regulation, planning and development of power...

    4 Nov 2019 | Roland Sekaziga

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    Understanding productivity dispersion: Evidence from a new survey of manufacturing firms in Uganda

    Differences in income per capita across countries are mostly accounted for by differences in aggregate total factor productivity (Hall and Jones, 1999; Caselli, 2005). These differences are also present at the firm level, as firms in less developed countries have, on average, much lower labour productivity. However, there is substantial productivity dispersion within...

    20 Sep 2019 | Vittorio Bassi, Tommaso Porzio, Raffaela Muoio , Robert Mpiira