Showing all Projects in Uganda

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    Dealing with fake agricultural inputs

    Technology adoption in African agriculture is very low, constraining productivity and income for the rural population There is ample anecdotal evidence of fake agricultural inputs, but little empirical proof of the magnitude of the issue IGC research shows that retail-level inputs tend to be of poor quality, partly explaining poor adoption ...

    22 Apr 2015 | Jakob Svensson, Tessa Bold

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    Options for financing priority development projects for macroeconomic stability

    Domestic debt management is a key pillar of macroeconomic stability This research explores how much domestic debt Uganda can reasonably raise Researchers found that domestic  debt below 15% of GDP would be sustainable under conservative macroeconomic assumptions. Domestic debt management is a key pillar of macroeconomic stability. This project links...

    22 Apr 2015 | Ben Langford, Christine Asiimwe

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    Improving Services Delivery: An Assessment of Absenteeism Data

    Teacher absenteeism remains a serious challenge in Uganda, with estimated rates of absence as high as 27 per cent. Evidence from other countries suggests that a monitoring scheme, combined with bonus payments, could reduce absenteeism, and improve education performance. However, it is unclear what form this scheme should take. Automated monitoring via cameras or punch cards...

    11 Dec 2014 | Jakob Svensson, Andrew Zeitlin, Tessa Bold, Kjetil Bjorvatn

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    Public investment, public finance, and growth: the impact of distortionary taxation, recurrent costs, and incomplete appropriability on Uganda’s economy

    Public  investment, especially in infrastructure, is a necessary condition for sustainable private sector growth The Ugandan government plans a major public investment programme but lacks a coherent analytical framework Researchers found the timing and amount of spending will largely determine how useful the investment will be The brief was used by...

    28 Nov 2014 | Christopher Adam, David Bevan, Tim Ohlenburg

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    Optimal Design of Mobile Monitoring

    This project is a follow-up project of Improving Services Delivery: An Assessment of Absenteeism Data. Teacher absenteeism remains a serious challenge in Uganda, with estimated rates of absence as high as 27 per cent. Evidence from other countries suggests that a monitoring scheme, combined with bonus payments, could reduce absenteeism, and improve education performance....

    17 Nov 2014 | Andrew Zeitlin, Ibrahim Kasirye, Clare Leaver, Pieter Serneels, Jacobus Cilliers

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    Project Preparation Financing

    Infrastructure is critically important in supporting economic growth and development in Africa. Yet, as the poorest region, the continent not only has one of the highest needs for infrastructure, it is also particularly deficient in infrastructure overall when compared to its peers, and is accumulating it more slowly. Recognising that behind a completed project is a...

    17 Nov 2014 | Taz Chaponda

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    Returns to Education

    This report evaluates the returns to education for individuals and households for Uganda using microdata from two recent time periods, 2005/2006 and 2009/2010. The data sources we used in the analysis of the wage, productivity and profit returns to education come from the Uganda National Household Survey 2005/06 (UNHS) and the Uganda National Panel Survey 2009/10 (UNPS)....

    17 Nov 2014 | Ronald Fischer, Steve Machin, Nuarpear Lekfuangfu

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    The monetary transmission mechanism in Uganda

    There are strong a priori reasons to believe that monetary transmission may be weaker and less reliable in low- than in high-income countries. This is as true in Uganda as it is elsewhere. While its floating exchange rate gives the Bank of Uganda monetary autonomy, the country’s limited degree of integration with world financial markets limits the strength of the exchange...

    17 Nov 2014 | Peter Montiel

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    The Role of Business Skills and Capital Constraints in Micro Enterprise Development

    Recent research suggests that small enterprises in developing countries face a number of challenges to growth, including lack of skills, capital constraints and poor self-control. The “Role of Business Skills and Capital Constraints in Micro Enterprise Development” project is a rigorous evaluation of the issues that constrain young entrepreneurs, using a gold standard...

    10 Oct 2014 | Nathan Fiala

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    Budget Transparency and Political Oversight in Uganda

    Local governments are crucial for public service provision. They collect taxes, draw up budgets, select con-tractors, report information to the central government, and manage resource flows. The recent wave of decentralization in developing countries has rendered local governments' role all the more important. Yet many local government officials operate in settings with...

    30 Sep 2014 | Pia Raffler