Showing all Projects in Uganda

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    Commitment to equity assessment of Uganda

    Between 2002 and 2012, the poverty rate in Uganda fell by nearly 20 percentage points, but even so nearly 20 percent of the population remained poor in 2012. Real per-capita incomes have nearly doubled over the same period, but inequality has fallen only marginally.  At the same time, public expenditures have fallen (when measured as a percent of GDP) while official...

    1 Sep 2016 | Nora Lustig, Astrid Haas, Sebastian Wolf, Jon R. Jellema

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    Construction sector mapping survey

    Business corruption and inefficiencies in public procurement are pervasive in the economy, and this tends to be especially true for developing countries. Focusing primarily on the construction sector, crucial from a policy perspective, this project aims to study the potential frictions to the effectiveness of transparency and enforcement initiatives undertaken by the...

    31 Aug 2016 | Emanuele Colonnelli, Francisco Muñoz, Francesco Loiacono

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    Preferential trade arrangements and the pacification of Eastern Africa

    Building on the most recent international trade theory and best practices of regional integration around the world, this study assesses the consequences of existing and prospective trade integration in the East African Community (EAC). The authors show that: The EAC customs union has been very successful in increasing bilateral trade among members, by 213% on...

    9 Jun 2016 | Thierry Mayer, Mathias Thoenig

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    The Dynamics of Poverty in Uganda

    Poverty line data is a key development indicator that can inform government policy IGC researchers analysed a household panel survey to measure poverty dynamics The researchers suggested a review of the poverty line, which is over two decades old The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development decided to redefine the current poverty line...

    21 Feb 2016 | Andy McKay

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    Local revenue reform in Kampala

    Investment in infrastructure to steer city development onto the right path is crucial to build a productive city. However, it is also very costly and difficult to finance. Local authorities’ performance in revenue collection is therefore a major determinant of successful urbanisation. With this context, this project seeks to inform reforms of local revenue collection by...

    17 Dec 2015 | Mihaly Kopanyi

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    East African Community tax comparison

    Many countries want to raise additional revenue, be it primarily for public investment, for social services, or for debt and deficit reduction. Regardless of revenue mobilisation plans, economic and institutional conditions limit the amount of taxes that a country can raise within the bounds of reason. This paper aims to quantify such tax capacity for a 27 year panel of 85...

    20 Nov 2015 | Tim Ohlenburg, Ben Langford, Nada Eissa, David Bevan

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    Literacy laboratory project

    The development of literacy is critical for pupils’ lifetime academic success, and is an intrinsically important educational goal in its own right. Despite ongoing efforts from both the Government of Uganda and the international donor community, many children in Uganda still are not acquiring literacy skills at a satisfactory level. This project will evaluate an...

    5 Oct 2015 | Rebecca Thornton, Alfred Ongom, Victoria Brown, Jason Kerwin

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    A comparative analysis of the coffee value chain

    The vast majority of the world’s poor are employed in agriculture (see, e.g., World Bank (2008)). Promoting exports of agricultural products and linking farmers to global markets, therefore, has the potential to reduce poverty. At the same time, it is argued by many that market imperfections along agricultural value chains and unfair conditions in global market prevent...

    2 Oct 2015 | Arthur Blouin, Rocco Macchiavello, Pepita Miquel Florensa, Ameet Morjaria

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    Barriers to market access for smallholder farmers

    In the face of growing food demands from a burgeoning population, East African grain markets are plagued by poor integration.  The symptoms of shallow markets can be seen across space (leading to highly variable prices that do not follow the Law of One Price) as well as across time (leading to prices that tend to be low when farmers are selling and high when they are...

    23 Jul 2015 | Craig McIntosh, Paul Gertler, Lauren Falcao

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    Regional value chains in East Africa

    Since the mid-1990's, many East African countries have enjoyed relatively high economic growth rates and made substantial progress in poverty reduction. Nevertheless, firm productivity remains low across sectors, and the region remains highly dependent upon foreign aid as a source of foreign exchange. Trade flows remain low in East Africa relative to other world regions,...

    28 May 2015 | Gary Gereffi, Andrew Guinn, Ajmal Abdulsamad, Jack Daly