Showing all Projects in Uganda

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    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

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    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

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    Unpacking the impact of regional integration in the East African Community

    With Brexit and the recent shift toward protectionism in U.S. politics, free trade and in particular regional trade agreements are under attack in prominent contexts.  Globalisation, in terms of lowered barriers to trade, has been much studied by economists--both in terms of the aggregate welfare impacts and income distribution.  In contrast, the study of preferential...

    25 Oct 2017 | Garth Frazer

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    Willingness or ability to pay? Expanding electricity access with cost sharing and financing

    Access to electricity in Uganda remains low, and was estimated to be around 15% in 2012 (UBOS, 2013), with a stark rural-urban divide. Lack of access to electricity represents a large impediment to achieving higher income levels. The Government of Uganda has recognised this both in Vision 2040 and the National Development Plan, and set the goal of achieving universal...

    11 Oct 2017 | Kelsey Jack, Molly Lipscomb

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    African cities background: Kampala – a policy narrative

    This policy narrative examines the urban development of Kampala from its pre-colonial past to the present day. It covers both the spatial development of the city as well as its economic development. Special emphasis is given to the historical development of the city’s structure of governance, land and housing markets, and transportation networks. The analysis uses a wide...

    9 Oct 2017 | Patricia Jones, Julia Bird, Charles Beck, Astrid Haas

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    KCCA research programme and operational framework development

    This project is supporting the development of an internal research program to serve as the KCCA’s main team to support of research, analysis and evaluation of strategies and projects. It will achieve this by compiling a knowledge repository, documenting key expectations, compiling the most important research questions, discerning impacts of projects, programmes and...

    9 Oct 2017 | Patrick Musoke, Edison Masereka, Damalie Nyamatte , Eleth Nakazzi, Diana Rubalema , Astrid Haas

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    Considerations of urban land use planning under Kampala’s land tenure system

    Kampala is a city that was originally planned for 150,000 inhabitants. Current estimates predict that the daytime population already exceeds 4 million people. Furthermore, the city is rapidly urbanising and the World Bank estimates that the population will reach over 20 million people by 2040. However, much of the urbanisation to date has happened in an unplanned fashion,...

    9 Oct 2017 | Thierry Hoza Ngoga

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    Transport in a congested city: A computable general equilibrium model applied to Kampala City

    This research develops and applies a quantitative model of internal city structure to analyse the impacts of transport improvement in Kampala, Uganda. Using a Spatial Computable General Equilibrium Model, the researchers develop a simulated version of a city in which firms and households choose their location decisions according to the cost of commuting and transporting...

    9 Oct 2017 | Louise Bernard, Julia Bird, Tony Venables

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    Cost effective panel data collection for Kampala

    This Kampala based study will pilot methods for collecting low-cost, high-frequency panel survey data that improves on existing data sources in three ways. The data will provide information about prices (consumer prices, wages, and rents) at the individual and location level; The data will allow for the creation of commuting flows at the individual (or group)...

    9 Oct 2017 | Gharad Bryan, Simon Franklin, Julia Bird, Astrid Haas

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    Scoping trip: Introducing a formal bus system into Kampala

    Kampala is a heavily congested city, and its current transport infrastructure is inadequate. With the help of the IGC, Jit Bajpai, a seasoned urban transport economist, met with stakeholders for transport in Kampala to discuss the reform process, and how the formalisation of the transport system can be successfully carried through. Recommendations included the...

    5 Sep 2017 | Jit Bajpai , Astrid Haas