This programme work towards strengthening economic policies and institutions for achieving economic transformation of Uganda and the region. It is based on the realisation that economic growth of the past decades has only delivered meagre improvements in livelihoods of people across many African countries. There is need to improve effectiveness and efficiency of public expenditure as well as providing economic opportunities for all. Our work under the programme explores mechanisms to strengthen public finance management and increase economic opportunities for the vulnerable groups through:

  • supporting reforms for greater transparency and accountability in public financial management;
  • building capacities of local governments to implement local economic development policies;
  • facilitating citizen participation in formulation and monitoring the implementation of national and regional trade policies.
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The project’s overall goal is to inform macroeconomic policy development in response to the coronavirus pandemic by low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and development partners that result in more climate-resilient and gender responsive measures through evidence-based research. The project will focus broadly on Africa and specifically on Benin, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria and South Africa.

The project seeks to investigate rural women's farming, agro-processing and other livelihood activities, and explore good practices in promoting decent employment, entrepreneurship, and empowerment. The research will identify factors and policy instruments influencing rural women's choice of activities, explore how best to make agriculture more rewarding, and determine the types of entrepreneurship that are likely to result in economic empowerment of women. It will also build the capacity of women involved in small-scale agriculture through partnerships with the private sector, especially around marketing and quality control.

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