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Impact of Credit Counseling on the Entrepreneurial Behavior of Ugandan Youth

Uganda’s population is one of the youngest and most rapidly growing in the world with more than half under the age of 15, and three-quarters of the population under 30. Unemployment continues to pose a serious challenge in the country, particularly…

Patterns of Labor Productivity and Income Diversification in the Rural Farm and Non-farm Sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa

In many sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries, high population growth in rural areas has reduced farm sizes and encouraged growth in non-farm employment and income sources with the aim of improving rural incomes. As agricultural productivity grows, …

Public Expenditure Governance in Uganda's Agricultural Extension System

This study therefore assesses the governance of public expenditure in Uganda’s agricultural extension system. The study aims at examining the nature in which decisions pertaining to public expenditure prioritisation and implementation are made. Mos…

Climate-smart Agriculture in Uganda

Uganda’s agricultural sector covers a wide range of activities including the production of traditional cash crops (coffee, sugar cane, cotton and tea) and food crops (banana, cassava, maize, sorghum, finger-millet, potatoes and beans) and keeping li…

Non-farm Employment, Agricultural Intensification and Productivity Change: Empirical Findings from Uganda

African researchers assess synergies and tradeoffs for agricultural intensification and productivity when farm households diversify into non-farm employment in Uganda. In this study, a team of local researchers finds that non-farm income can protect…

Efficiency, Sustainability and Exit Strategy in the Oil and Gas Sector: Lessons from Ecuador for Uganda

This paper forecasts the sustainability challenge in Uganda’s oil and gas sector by drawing lessons from the Ecuadorian experience. It reveals that Ecuador in the recent past realized the challenge of sustainability in its petroleum sector, and sinc…

Overcoming the Reproductive Health Challenges to Young Women’s Employment Prospects in Uganda

Despite the existence of a fairly strong legal framework, young women in Uganda continue to face a number of challenges as they make the crucial transition into adulthood. In particular, girls are pushed into early marriages and pregnancies and are …

Greening Uganda’s Economy as the Sustainable Pathway to Middle Income Status

Uganda is heavily dependent on natural resources for economic growth and the livelihoods of its people. The natural resource-based sectors of agriculture (crop, livestock, and fisheries) tourism, minerals and forests among other resources, are the e…

Using Taxation to Control Tobacco Consumption in Uganda

This brief explores the trends in tobacco taxation in Uganda and highlights the importance of addressing factors that contribute to affordability when using taxation as a tobacco control tool. Drawn from a recent study by EPRC which simulates the po…

Uganda’s Slow Slide into Crisis

Major violence is unlikely for now, but Uganda nonetheless faces the gradual fraying of order, security and governance. Discontent is growing, particularly among youth, against what many Ugandans see as perpetual rule by President Museveni and his N…

Benefit Sharing in the Forestry Sector in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania: Status, Lessons and Recommendations for Uganda

The major purpose of this policy briefing paper is to present findings and recommendations of the comparative study on benefit sharing in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. In Uganda, it is apparent that although there is some benefit sharing taking place …

Gender Budgeting as a Tool for Poverty Reduction: Concepts, Practices and Capacity Implications

Gender budgeting is an application of gender mainstreaming in the budgetary process. It subsumes a gender-based assessment of budgets, incorporation of a gender perspective at all levels of the budgetary process, and restructuring of revenues and ex…

What Explains the Recent Calls for Reinstatement of a Tax Considered Unpopular? An Analysis of Graduated Tax in Uganda

Successful decentralization relies heavily on the ability of sub national government to generate its own revenue. In many African countries, sub national government is authorized to collect a variety of taxes and user fees including trade licensin…

East African Regional Analysis of Youth Demographics

This report summarizes the findings of research on the socioeconomic implications of youth demographics in four East African Community (EAC) countries namely: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. For the study, we used systematic mapping approaches …

The Distributional Impacts of Fiscal Consolidation in Uganda

While Uganda is considered to be at low risk of debt distress, the stagnant tax effort and large planned capital expenditures might significantly alter this position. This paper employs the dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model to exam…

Tobacco Control in Uganda: An Analysis of the Impact of Taxation on Consumption Patterns

This paper’s focus on consumption is driven by the need to monitor, measure and analyse the intensity and distribution trends of tobacco use- considering its health and economic costs. The aim was to generate evidence to inform the design of current…

Abstruse Business Registration Process impeding Youth Entrepreneurship; A Case of Katakwi District

Youth unemployment remains a serious growing and critical policy challenge in Africa and at global level. It is reported that in 2013, youth (aged 15 to 24) in sub-Saharan Africa were twice as likely to be unemployed compared to any other age cohort…

Education, Marriage, Fertility and Labour Market Experiences of Young Women in Uganda: Evidence from a Qualitative Assessment

Despite the existence of a fairly strong, enabling legal and policy framework, young women in Uganda continue to face a number of challenges as they make crucial transitions into adulthood. In particular, girls are pushed into early marriages and pr…

Drivers for Early Labour Market Transitions of Young Women in Uganda: Evidence from the 2015 School to Work Transition Survey

Fertility decisions and associated impacts on young women’s entry into the labour markets are major policy concerns in sub Saharan Africa. This paper jointly estimates the drivers of key life cycle decisions of educational attainment, marriage age, …

Regional Analysis of Youth Demographics: Uganda

This briefing note summarizes a review of literature and policies on youth demographics and implications from our scenario modelling of the short-term and medium-term projections of the youth population in Uganda. Specifically, the briefing note hi…

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