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Trade liberalization is widely regarded to be a key factor in economic development.  Its proponents argue that openness to market forces will increase the efficiency...

Uganda might be looking at good news in 2015: The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) is projected to grow at 6.2 percent. Ugandans might...

After the Minister of Finance read the national budget on June 12th 2014, there has been a raging debate on how to finance Uganda’s...

Uganda's tea industry has been a subject of neglect by both the public and private sector. Despite the neglect, tea is Uganda's third export...

Uganda has recorded slow progress in ensuring that majority of Ugandan households have access to electricity. This has been partly due to the limited...

Uganda’s Human Development Index (HDI) continues to fall despite registering growth in the last 20 years. Uganda is ranked 164 out of 187 of the assessed countries. In 1990, Uganda’s HDI stood at 0.306 and was comparable to Benin, Central Africa Republic, and Gambia. Today, Uganda has attained a 65% improvement and HDI stands at 0.484. While Uganda’s income growth due to investment in poverty alleviation has improved, poverty has also fallen from 56.4% in 1992 to 19.7% in 2013. 

Listening to President Museveni’s state-of-the-nation address a few weeks ago, it was no surprise that the agriculture, industry, services, and ICT sectors were the...

In one day, Nigeria’s GDP increased by 89% and leap frogged South Africa to become the continent’s largest economy. The Nigerian economy is now...

Malaria as a leading killer disease in Uganda ahead of HIV/ AIDS. Uganda face over 10 million malaria cases annually and about 100,000 Ugandans...

The annual Global Go To Think Tank Index released last week by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tank and Civil Societies Program shows that...

Natural resource management and governance often ignore the needs, fears and concerns of the local communities to both the government and the people’s detriment....

Recent findings suggest that liberalisation of the Ugandan agricultural sector has created positive responses in the dairy sector. A study by the Economic Policy...

Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development officials have commended the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) for the research on oil for intergenerational equity. They...

Lawrence Bategeka, Senior Research Fellow at EPRC

YES. From a published paper entitled 'Accelerating Growth and maintaining Intergenerational Equity using Oil resources in Uganda,' presented by researchers from the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), Makerere University, in Kampala on 10th December 2013. It is possible.

Dr. David Kihangire, BERF International Consults

 For almost two-and-a-half decades, Ugandan economy has grown, become larger and more developed. Two new key areas of focus are (a) the emergence of the oil and gas sector; and (b) EAMU; with high potential benefits /opportunities, (as well as challenges) to the economy.

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