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

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Cost Benefit Analysis of the Uganda Post Primary Education and Training Expansion and Improvement (PPETEI) Project
Expanding access to schooling in developing countries is critical for achieving poverty reduction and sustained economic growth. Although countries in sub-Saharan Africa have expanded access to primary schooling in the past 15 years, absorbing primary school graduates into secondary school remains a challenge. 
Combating chronic poverty in Uganda: towards a new strategy
Using a panel of 3,572 households in the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF) region interviewed in 2004 and in 2008, the paper provides new evidence on chronic poverty in Uganda. While progress in reducing poverty rates has been impressive from 64.6 percent to 52.2 percent, the levels remain high with a significant number of persistently poor households. 
Gender differences in Uganda: The case for access to education and health services
Using the nationally representative Gender Productivity Survey (GPS) of 2007/08 conducted by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBoS), the paper examines gender biases in school attainment, returns to education, expenditure on health and education, access to health services. While Uganda has recorded progress on MDG 3: promote gender equality and empower women, the paper reveals that significant gender biases still exist with a regional dimension. 
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