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Publication date: 28 Sept 2020

Assessing Capacities for Local Economic Development in Uganda

This report presents the findings and discussions of Local Economic Development (LED) practices in nine districts of Northern Uganda that included: Adjumani, Amuru, Arua, Kitgum, Lira, Omoro, Oyam, and Yumbe. The analysis provides insights into implementation of LED policies, and the level of preparedness of the districts to implement the policy as a tool for economic transformation and development. LED was conceptualised as a process or development model where Local Governments, the private sector, and the community, are jointly and collectively engaged in identification, mobilization and management of resources at the local level. LED is therefore intended to create conducive environments for investment, increased household incomes, and higher revenues for Local Governments.

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Publication date: 09 Mar 2019

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

The report documents findings from a collaborative research undertaken in Uganda, Kenya and Zimbabwe to support the economic empowerment of rural women in value addition businesses through identification and promotion of viable business enterprises that lead to the creation of decent and sustainable jobs. The report examines the structural barriers that constrain women from becoming more innovative and their ability to take advantage of the opportunities available for business development...

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Publication date: 15 May 2018

Supporting Business Opportunities for Rural Women in East and Southern Africa: A case study of Uganda

The study examines the characteristics of rural women doing business in Uganda. It analyses the nature of business operations and structural barriers women face thus hindering them from seizing economic opportunities. It is part of a collaborative research project on "Supporting Opportunities for Rural Women in Business in East and Southern Africa" implemented in three countries: Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda...

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Publication date: 10 March 2018

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

This report suggests that the green growth model, if effectively implemented, has the potential to contribute to addressing some of the sustainable development challenges facing the country such as high levels of unemployment especially for the youths currently estimated at 78 percent...

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Publication date: 10 March 2018

Green Growth Economy in Uganda: Strategies for Sustainable Development and Inclusive Growth

The report is a synthesis of a dialogue that focused on raising awareness about Green Growth as Uganda transitions toward greening its economy and offer strategies for sustainable development and inclusive growth....

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Publication date: 03 Jul 2016

Socio-Economic Effects of Chinese Agricultural Investments on the Environment and Local Livelihoods in Uganda

The nature and significance of China's engagements with African agriculture continues to be hotly debated in the media, academia and policy circles around the world. Although China has been engaged in Uganda's agriculture for more than 40 years, the recent jostle for agricultural land by private Chinese investors is mystifying and justifies the need to conduct a scientific study to provide clear evidence before the issue gets bundled into the messy anecdotal media inquiry. This paper sought to profile Chinese investments....

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Publication date: 20 Feb 2016

Expansion of Labour-based Methods in Maintenance of Public Roads: Options for Promotion of Citizen Participation in Uganda

This briefing paper makes a strong case for a wider application of labour-based methods as a technique to promote citizen participation. It provides information on how widespread labour-based methods have the potential to include a representative range of citizens in implementation of road works, which eventually improves citizens' decision making power regarding their transport needs and priorities.....

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Publication date: 15 Feb 2013

Effectiveness of the National Budget: Taking Stock of Fiscal Expenditure Outcomes in Uganda

This report is a Synthesis of the Proceedings of the Second High Level Policy Dialogue on the Budget 2012. The discussions at the high level policy dialogue on the budget emphasised the importance of incoherent planning and execution of plans, and inadequate funding coupled with wide spread corruption as limitations to the outcomes of fiscal expenditure.....

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Publication date: 20 Aug 2012

The Way Forward: Short- and Long-Term Policy Responses to Uganda's Current Economic Crisis

This brief argues that, contrary to the mixed response of the government policy apparatus, given the current state of affairs, it is not only tenable but necessary for the government to develop a coherent set of short- and long-term policy interventions to stabilize the economy and support its growth, while lessening the hardships of the most vulnerable and preparing for future economic shocks.....

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Publication date: 24 Oct 2010

Increasing Agricultural Sector Financing: Why it Matters for Uganda's Socio-Economic Transformation

This paper identifies and discusses a number of challenges for the financing of the agricultural sector in Uganda. The paper notes that although the role of agriculture in poverty reduction and overall growth in Uganda is well recognized, investment in the sector remains minimal. For effective poverty reduction, agricultural growth in Uganda needs to be accelerated. This requires investments in critical areas to enhance productivity and transformation of the sector.....

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Publication date: 25 Oct 2006

Redefining Uganda's Budget Priorities: A Critique of the 2006/07 Budget

The purpose of this briefing paper is to elucidate and challenge the current policies and strategies pursued by the Government of the National Resistance Movement - the ruling political party. It is argued that the National Resistance Movement Government both prior and after the introduction of the multi-party political system of Government has pursued economic policies that are devoid of strategic long-term development perspectives....

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