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

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Prospects and Challenges in the Formation of the COMESA-EAC and SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area
The proposed Tripartite Free Trade Area (T-FTA) among COMESA-EAC and SADC member states is one among many regional economic communities (RECs) that have emerged over the years. This paper attempts to examine some of the complexities and inter-linkages in reaching a Tripartite Free Trade Agreement in goods and services, as well as infrastructure development. 
Uganda's Revealed Comparative Advantage: The Evidence with the EAC and China
This paper examines the comparative advantage of Uganda's exports to the East African Community (EAC) partner states, and how it has evolved during the implementation of the EAC treaty. The paper also seeks to identify commodities that Uganda should specialise in as a basis to enhance the benefits of the preferential treatment extended to Uganda by China. 
 Performance and Survival of Ugandan Manufacturing Firms in the Context of the East African Community
Using enterprise survey data of the World Bank from 2006, this paper investigates the factors influencing firm performance and survival after the promulgation of the East African Community (EAC). 
Cost Effectiveness of Water Interventions: The Case for Public Stand-Posts and Bore-Holes in Reducing Diarrhoea Among Urban Households in Uganda
Water-borne diseases, especially diarrhoea, remain a big challenge to Uganda's attainment of water related Millennium Development Goals. The nation has earmarked large amounts of resources for water related interventions but the current levels of spending are inadequate to ensure everyone gets access to improved drinking water.
Oil Wealth and Potential Dutch Disease Effects in Uganda
Based on the hypothesis that different spending options from oil inflows are likely to generate different Dutch disease effects, this study employs a dynamic Computable General Equilibrium Model to investigate how different spending options targeted at particular sectors would affect the competitiveness of the traded goods sector in Uganda.
The Ministry of Health in Uganda estimates that in a given year, at least 12.3 million cases of malaria are reported across the country, with the highest prevalence among children aged 5 years and below and among pregnant women. The Government of Uganda has intervened with several malaria programmes including early detection among children and provision of intermittent treatment for pregnant women.
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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