Issue 6 | May 14, 2019


Introducing the Sixth Issue of the CBEG Economic Briefer

Dr. Arthur Bainomugisha, Executive Director | @ACODE_Uganda

Warm greetings from the Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE)! Consistent with our quarterly release of the CBEG Economic Briefer, it is with great pleasure that I present to you our sixth issue. The Briefer provides alternative policy ideas on contemporary economic issues in Uganda, as well as the East and Southern regions of Africa on a quarterly basis (click here to read the previous issue). . . . Read More


Economic cost of Rwanda-Uganda standoff

Ramathan Ggoobi, Economist, Makerere University Business School

To a mercantilist, Rwanda is more important for the health of Uganda's economy than China, India, Japan, the UK and USA! Recently, I tweeted about a viral photo that according to reports originated from Southeast Asia early last year. In the photo, two of the world's most dangerous snakes – a cobra and a python – lay lifeless on a wet sandy ground. . . . Read More


The Potential Effect of Integration on Uganda Airlines’ Success

Emmanuel Keith Kisaame, Research Fellow, ACODE | @ACODE_Uganda

On Tuesday 23rd April 2019, Uganda received two CRJ900 bombardier jets which marked the re-enactment of the Uganda Airlines – a national carrier that went out of business in 2001. The revival of Uganda’s national carrier has however been shrouded in scepticism, with many Ugandans not buying into the reported twin objectives of boosting national pride and tourism. Perhaps the most significant doubt arises from the fact that with the exception of Ethiopian Airways, all the national carriers/airlines on the African continent are making losses and have become a burden on the tax payer. A lot has been said about what Uganda needs to do to profit from its national carrier but could regional integration be a contributing factor?. . . Read More


Recent CBEG Publications

  1. Review of Gender Budgeting at Sub-national Level in Uganda: Insights from Mbarara, Mukono and Soroti Districts...Download

  2. Supporting Business Opportunities for Rural Women in East and Southern Africa: A Case Study of Uganda...Download

  3. Assessing Public Expenditure Governance of the Primary Health Care Programme in Uganda...Download

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