Showing all Projects in Cities

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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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    Property taxes for urban development: A micro-simulation analysis for Ethiopia

    Property tax has been a relatively under-utilised source of urban finance in developing countries. This is especially pronounced in rapidly urbanising regions such as Africa and Asia. The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa reports that Africa’s urban population has reached 40 percent of the total in 2014 and is expected to reach 56 percent in 2050. This...

    29 Nov 2019 | Kiflu Molla, Tewodros Makonnen Gebrewolde

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    Industrialisation and urbanisation

    Ethiopia is a fast-growing low-income country with an expanding manufacturing sector. A key policy objective of the government of Ethiopia is to accelerate industrialisation through the creation of several industrial parks across the country. The parks are designed to offer high-quality government services and infrastructure (including a reliable energy supply), access to a...

    29 Nov 2019 | Antonio Caria, Stefan Dercon, Girum Abebe, Nicolas Lippolis

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    Commercial real estate market study, Kigali, Rwanda

    Zoning regulations in Kigali City have had a major impact on commercial real estate and particularly rents. Commercial property rent prices are often based on cost and are frequently unaffordable to target businesses. However,  the challenge of ensuring supply meets demand and that commercial real estate development supports wider densification and spatial planning goals,...

    27 Nov 2019 | Dickson Malunda, Robert Buckley, Roger Mugisha, Brian Kiberu

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    Housing market study for Kigali City, Rwanda

    The objective of the study is to examine the formal and informal housing market in Kigali. The investigation will include: Current housing supply and location of that supply. The current housing composition by type – which implies housing quality. Housing backlog due to poor quality, overcrowding, or risky location. Use of housing finance and source if...

    26 Nov 2019 | Robert Buckley, Dickson Malunda, Roger Mugisha, Brian Kiberu

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    Support for implementation of Rwanda’s property tax

    A new Rwanda property tax came into effect on January 1st, 2019 which makes significant improvements in taxing both land and properties, reducing exemptions, and enacting an option for mass valuation. The Government of Rwanda (GoR) has recently drafted or gazetted five orders to regulate various aspects of implementation; however, no business processes or standard...

    25 Nov 2019 | Mihaly Kopanyi

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    Chiefdom Land Committees and reducing insecurity over land tenure in rural Sierra Leone

    What has been the effect of Chiefdom Land Committees at providing access to more secure land tenure for the rural poor, and at preventing and resolving disputes over land? The 2004 political decentralisation process made provision for an elected local council member to be a member of the chiefdom land committees, which hitherto, had been dominated by people handpicked by...

    21 Nov 2019 | Henry Musa Kpaka

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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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    Scoping visit: Job creation ecosystems in African secondary cities

    Both international organisations and African governments increasingly acknowledge that secondary cities are pivotal in fostering the development of inclusive, productive and job-rich growth. Despite the growing emphasis on balanced urbanisation processes and investment in secondary cities, national strategies around these issues are often devised without giving attention to...

    10 Oct 2019 | Gregory Randolph, Sabina Dewan, Kartik Akileswaran