Uganda

Improving the Growth and Transition of Small and Medium Enterprises in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area

In the face of rising population numbers, urban areas in Uganda are increasingly facing competition for their resources. More than one out of every five Ugandans are residing in urban areas and the urban population is expected to triple in the next two decades. Most of the urban population resides in the Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA)— a region challenged with unemployment and inadequate...

Perspectives and Emerging Issues of Uganda’s External Development Finance Landscape

Uganda has, during the past 15 years, witnessed a significant change in the mode and form of external development finance (EDF) that it received. Traditionally, Uganda has largely sourced its EDF from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development – Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) and from multilateral development institutions. On the other hand, landscape in an environment...

Public-Private Partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa Case Studies for Policymakers 2017

Published: 2017
PPPs for infrastructure involves the private sector in designing, building, financing and operating public infrastructure in sectors such as power generation, transportation, utilities, social infrastructure and government accommodation. Unlike privatisation infrastructure procured through a PPP remains a public-sector asset. The growth in PPPs has been attributed to several reasons, including...

The Role of Inclusive Multi-stakeholder Partnerships in Enhancing Conflict Transformation in the Great Lakes

'Cyclical conflicts which continue to plague the Great Lakes region of Africa necessitate a reflection on the effectiveness of peacebuilding interventions. While many reasons account for this, without knowledge of triggers of relapse into conflict, and without enhancing grassroots-based approaches to managing the causes of conflict, peace will remain elusive under existing intervention...

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 price differentials are at least partly influenced by transportation and other transaction costs, infrastructural constraints, productivity and...

Why Strong Farmers Groups are Ideal in the Marketing of Rice in Eastern Uganda

Several avenues for marketing rice in three districts of Butaleja, Tororo, and Bugiri in Eastern Uganda are studied based on data collected from a community and market survey. The survey results reveal that the majority of farmers sell their rice to traders and middlemen, followed by processors and individual consumers. Consistently, relatively high prices are earned when rice marketing is...

Supply of Improved Rice Seed in Eastern Uganda : The Gap and Required Investment

The challenges are explained in this brief, which limit the use of improved rice seed in three major rice growing districts in Eastern Uganda. Insufficient supply of improved seed is a core constraint to intensification in rice production. In the three study districts, there are only four rice seed producers, which renders rice seed to be the hardest input to access by farmers compared to...

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) business conditions. The BCI is a perceptions indicator of economic activity and the general business environment in which businesses operate. It can be...

The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region as a peacebuilding instrument for civil society organisations

"This policy paper examines the prospective role of civil society organisations (CSOs) within the mechanisms and structures of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), which was created to address conflict challenges faced by states within the Great Lakes region. The ICGLR was established in 2003 to provide an inclusive platform for countries within the region to work...

The Seed Potato Gap in Uganda: An Investment Opportunity, and a Challenge for Value Addition

This brief, which is an extract from the main study, analyzes the seed potato supply gap to inform investment decisions and to shape the formulation of the sub-regional potato zonal investment plan (ZIP). Quality potato production in the Kigezi sub-region is currently experiencing major problems. The production is affected by a shortage in seed potato. These shortfalls in supply has three...

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