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Uganda's Progress Towards Poverty Reduction during the last Decade 2002/3-2012/13 : Is the Gap Between Leading and Lagging Areas Widening or Narrowing?

"The paper has demonstrated that Uganda has continued to register significant reduction in poverty based on the data drawn from repeated cross-sectional household surveys, but at slower rates of reduction with significant regional disparities. Th...

Creating Youth Employment Through Entrepreneurship Financing : The Uganda Youth Venture Capital Fund

This study reports the results of an analysis conducted on the operations of the Uganda Youth Venture Capital Fund. The objectives of the study included: First, profiling the UYVCF beneficiaries as of January 2013, by social economic characteristi...

Youth Entrepreneurship in Uganda: Policy, Evidence and Stakeholders A Context Analysis

The youth unemployment and underemployment in Uganda, poses a formidable challenge for the Government . As a result, the government has embraced youth entrepreneurship as an avenue to expand employment opportunities. Within this report, light i...

Perceptions of Ugandan Business Executives on the Current and Expected Business Economic Conditions

"The BCI reflects the perceptions of Ugandan business executives on the current and expected business economic conditions. The BCI is intended to be an indicator of economic activity, to supplement official statistics. The major advantage of the ...

Economic and Social Upgrading in Tourism Global Production Networks: Findings from Uganda

"Over the last decade, Uganda has re-emerged as a global tourism destination after years of instability. The growth of Uganda’s tourism global production network, however, is slow and is characterized by a few elite firms and highly controlled tra...

Reviewing Uganda’s Tourism Sector for Economic and Social Upgrading

"In tourism the use of sector’s employment opportunities and contribution to gross domestic product (GDP) as a measure of its performance may be deceptive as the sector is prone to foreigners domination and has a lot of ‘leakages’. Global producti...

Trade Policy, Economic Performance and Poverty in Uganda

"Uganda has been one of the most successful African examples of economic liberalisation in the 1990s. Growth performance has been impressive and evidence from successive household surveys indicates that poverty reduced during the 1990s which is pa...

Dairy Sector Reforms and Transformation in Uganda Since the 1990s

"The objective of this study is to put together information on lessons that policy makers and development partners alike could learn from the dairy sector in promoting growth of other agricultural value chains. Uganda has made some visible achieve...

East African Regional Integration: Challenges in Meeting the Convergence Criteria for Monetary Union

"The realization of a successful monetary union among EAC partner states depends upon a sufficient degree of convergence of partners economies to established criteria. Gathering but scattered research has begun assessing the various benchmarks for...

Prospects and Challenges in the Formation of the COMESA-EAC and SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area

"The stalemate of the multilateral trade system in addressing key trade and trade related issues over the years have mounted pressure on World Trade Organisation (WTO) member states to search for alternative solutions. This pressure has directed c...

FDI Flows to Sub Saharan Africa: Uganda Country Case Study

"In this paper, based on Uganda's experience, we analyse the various types of FDI and the relative magnitudes of the components. We also examine the destination of the FDI among the sectors of the economy; and analyse the economic, political and o...

Public Expenditure Tracking on Road Infrastructure in Uganda: The Case Study of Pallisa and Soroti Districts

"The main message of this study is that public action by making the choice to invest in infrastructure, has to be taken to alleviate the plight of Uganda’s economy which is endowed with adverse, natural or geographical aspects like tropical climat...

Uganda's Challenges in Complying with the WTO Agreement

"As tariff and tariff-related barriers to trade continue to decline through trade liberalization and regional integration, non-policy barriers to trade like freight costs, standards and quality requirements are increasingly gaining significance. N...

Promoting Development Oriented Financial Systems in Sub Saharan Africa : The Uganda Country Experience

"This study documents the recent trend of financial liberalization in Uganda and examines its impact on growth, investment and domestic savings. There are many facets in which financial liberalisation could contribute to growth. Some of these mech...

Decentralization and Development : Emerging Issues from Uganda's Experience

"The current desentralization in Uganda originated in the late 1980's as part of a broader effort to restore state credibility and deepen democracy following several years of political and economic turmoil. Using a detailed framework Uganda entren...

Uganda's Electricity Sector Reforms and Institutional Restructuring

"Using time series and the Uganda National Household Survey data, this paper seeks to examine the impact of the electricity reforms on the performance of the sector. Specifically, we investigate the effectiveness of the reforms in terms of sector...

Assessment of the Effect of the EAC Common External Tariff Sensitive Products List on the Performance of Domestic Industries, Welfare, Trade and Revenue

This report establishes whether the protection given to the list of sensitive products since 2005 has increased the regional capacity of the East African Community (EAC) to produce, reduced the importation of the same products from the rest of the...

Determinants of Domestic Food Price Differentials in Uganda: The Potential for and Constraints on Intra-County Trade

The determinants of price differentials across 79 districts in Uganda is examined in this paper. It identifies the main production areas for key agricultural commodities and consumption destinations. The paper examines the hypothesis that spatial ...

Has the Common External Tariff Sensitive List of Products for the EAC Generated Intra-Export Trade?

This study establishes whether the protection given to the list of sensitive products since 2005: has increased the EAC regional capacity to produce, and whether this reduced the importation of the same products from the rest of the world, have in...

Summary of Lessons Learned from the Four Years of Uganda Business Climate Surveys

The Business Climate Index (BCI) has been produced by the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) for Uganda, since June 2012. It reflects the perceptions of Ugandan business managers on the current and near future (expected three months ahead) b...

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