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

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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. 
What Factors Determine Membership to Farmer Groups in Uganda - Evidence from the Uganda Census of Agriculture 2008/9
While the Government of Uganda and its development partners are targeting farmer groups as the vehicle for agricultural development, there is limited empirical evidence on what drives membership to these groups. Using data from the Uganda Census of Agriculture 2008/09, this paper reveals low levels of membership both at individual and household levels with a marked regional dimension. The key policy variables found to influence participation in farmer groups included education attainment, distance to extension services and quality of road infrastructure. 
The Political Context of Financing Infrastructure Development in Local Government:  Lessons from Local Council Oversight Functions in Uganda
Lessons from Local Council Oversight Functions in Uganda: This paper considers various issues surrounding local government such as financing, oversight functions and emerging policy issues of infrastructure development.
Causes of Health Inequalities in Uganda: Evidence from the Demographic and Health Surveys
Despite sustained economic growth and impressive income poverty reduction in Uganda, the country's total child nutrition status remains poor. In addition, there are wide within country disparities in stunting and underweight rates across the nation. Using three rounds of the Uganda demographic and health surveys undertaken during 1995-2006, this study explored the determinants of health inequalities focusing on child nutrition status in Uganda through a combination of decomposition and regression analysis. 
HIV/AIDS Sero-Prevalence and Socioeconomic Status: Evidence from Uganda
Although Uganda reported large reductions in HIV/AIDS prevalence during the 1990s, recent evidence suggests that the country's rate of new HIV infections is on the rise. This study explores the factors that are correlated with sexual behaviour and the risk of HIV infection using a unique dataset of 17,000 individuals from the 2011 Uganda AIDS Indicator Survey. 
Poverty and Inequality Dynamics in Uganda:  Insights from the Uganda National Panel Surveys 2005/6 and 2009/10
This paper examines the drivers of income inequality and finds that education remains the key determinant in this regard. Other emerging development challenges require further refinement of current fiscal targeting. 
Constraints to Fertiliser Use in Uganda: Insights from Uganda Census of Agriculture 2008/09
Uganda's agriculture faces a multitude of challenges including low productivity, declining soil fertility and degradation of the natural resource base. To reverse and/or minimise the challenges, judicious use of fertilisers is highly recommended. Yet few agricultural households in Uganda use fertilisers, and when they are used, it is often in lower quantities than recommended. 
Reviewing Uganda's Tourism Sector for Economic and Social Upgrading
In the tourism industry, the use of the sector's employment opportunities and its contribution to GDP as a measure of its performance may be deceptive as the sector is prone to domination by foreigners, resulting in financial 'leakages.' Global Production Network (GPN) analysis is becoming a popular analytical framework for understanding industries, such as tourism. This paper reviews literature on global production networks, with a focus on the tourism sector in Uganda.
East African Regional Integration: Challenges in Meeting the Convergence Criteria for Monetary Union: A Survey
The realisation of a successful monetary union among East African Community partner states depends upon a sufficient degree of convergence of partners' economies to established criteria. This work integrates and synthesises various findings of the literature. 
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