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

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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. 
Uganda's Electricity Sector Reforms and Institutional Restructuring
Using time series and the Uganda National Household Survey Data, this paper seeks to examine the effectiveness of electricity reforms and its impact on the sector's performance, specifically considering indicators such as electricity access, generation per capita, distribution efficiency, price trends, subsidies and customer growth. 
Public Spending in the Water Sub-Sector in Uganda: Evidence from Program Budget Analysis
This paper aimed to conduct Programs Budget Analysis of the water sub-sector in Uganda over the period 1999/2000 to 2009/10 in order to gain further insight and understanding into the sources of funding and how funds were allocated to various programs. 
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