Research Series (Economic Policy Research Centre) ISSN 2411-4499

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Youth Engagement in Agriculture in Uganda: Challenges and Prospects
Amidst rising youth unemployment in Uganda, evidence reveals that youth engagement in agriculture is declining. It is likely that this will have implications for food security and employment, and could undermine government efforts to drive economic growth through agriculture. Using data from the Uganda National Panel Surveys of 2005/06 and 2009/10, this paper examines youth dynamics across different sectors and provides insights into the determinants of youth participation in agriculture. 
HIV/AIDS Prevention Interventions in Uganda: A Policy Simulation
The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to be a major health challenge in Uganda. The adult HIV/AIDS prevalence rate increased from 6.4% in 2005/6 to 7.3% by 2011. This policy simulation estimates the potential costs and impact of expanding two HIV prevention methods: Safe Male Circumcision and Voluntary Counselling and Testing. 
Economic and Social Upgrading in Tourism Global Production Networks: Findings from Uganda
Over the last decade, Uganda has re-emerged as a global tourism destination after years of instability. The growth of Uganda's tourism Global Production Network (GPN), however, is slow and is characterised by a few elite firms and highly controlled travel through tightly coordinated distribution channels.
Constraints to Agricultural Technology Adoption in Uganda: Evidence from the 2005/06 - 2009/10 Uganda National Panel Survey
The study examines the determinants of improved agricultural technologies adoption in Uganda, using a nationally representative panel data set of 1,600 farming households, collected by the Ugandan Bureau of Statistics in 2005/6 and 2009/10. 
Institutional Constraints to Agriculture Development in Uganda
This study examines the institutional constraints affecting agricultural production in Uganda. Recommendations involve reforming the land tenure system as well as the architecture of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries as a means of dealing with the major constraints.

 

Macroeconomic and Sectoral Effects of the EAC Regional Integration on Uganda: A Recursive Computable General Equilibrium Analysis
This paper empirically examines the implications of the implementation of the EAC regional integration on the Ugandan economy. It adopts the General Equilibrium Model (CGE) for the analysis based on the Uganda 2007 Social Accounting Matrix. 
 Economic and Social Upgrading in the Mobile Telecommunications Industry: The case of MTN
This paper presents highlights of the Mobile Telecommunications Industry (MTI) in Uganda, specifically focusing on the case of MTN Uganda. It examines the growth and contribution of the MTI to the Ugandan economy. The paper also considers work condition related issues of MTN Uganda, addressing all parts of the value chain.
Comparing the Performance of Uganda's Intra-East African Community Trade and Other Trading Blocs: A Gravity Model Analysis
The paper examines the factors that determine Uganda's trade flows and compares the impact and performance of various trade blocs on Uganda's trade patterns and flows. The empirical question is whether Uganda's trade is getting more integrated in the East African Community region or is still dominated by other trading blocs, namely the European Union (EU), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and Asia. 
Impact of the National Agricultural Advisory Services Program on Household Production and Welfare in Uganda
This paper examines the level of participation of vulnerable households (headed by females, youths or people with disabilities) in Uganda's National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) program, and the program's impact on agricultural households' access to extension services, the use of improved technologies, crop yield, the share of output sold, consumption expenditures and poverty level. 
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