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Tobacco Control in Uganda: An analysis of the impact of taxation on consumption patterns

This study analyses the trends in tobacco consumption in relation to potential tobacco tax policy changes in Uganda. Specifically, we examine the tobacco consumption patterns and simulate the likely impact on consumption of changes in tobacco taxation in the short run (3 years) and the long run (10 years).

National Fertiliser Policy

The National Fertiliser Policy (NFP) brings together all the related fragmented regulations into a single and comprehensive policy framework on fertilisers.

This report presents the Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) rankings for Uganda, as guided by document reviews, with validation and agreement by the key stakeholders. The rankings are based on a number of different criteria, including four major themes divided into various sub-themes that are subdivided into specific economic indicators.

Country Reviews of Capacity Development: The Case of Uganda

Poorly functioning public sector institutions and weak governance are major constraints to growth and equitable development in many developing countries. This occasional paper discusses ways Uganda can address its development challenges in light of NDP and a series of poverty alleviation programmes. 

Pay for Locally Monitored Performance? A Welfare Analysis for Teacher Attendance in Ugandan Primary Schools

This paper examines whether payment for locally monitored performance, reduces or improves the quality of reported information for planning purposes, among others in the context of Ugandan primary education.The paper concludes that, even under conservative assumptions that welfare improved when paying for locally monitored performance.

Growth and Welfare Effects of Macroeconomic Shocks in Uganda

This paper examines the growth and welfare effects of three macroeconomic shocks; changes in terms of trade, international oil prices, and development assistance inflows in Uganda during the period 2010-17. The results reveal, among others that the three shocks only led to short-term as opposed to permanent deviations from trend growth in real GDP.

National Fertilizer Policy for Uganda Version Considered by Cabinet May 4 2016

The National Fertilizer Policy  for Uganda synthesizes the fragmented policies of the Government on fertilizer into a single coherent whole.

It intends to support the sub-sector in ensuring that the fertilizer industry provides affordable and accessible fertilisers to farmers for increased and sustainable agriculture productivity and farm incomes

Evaluation of the PEAS Network under the Uganda Universal Secondary Education Programme

This baseline survey report, is the first of three studies that assess the model used by "Promoting  Equality in African Schools"-PEAS schools in Uganda to scale up education provision to children with disadvantaged backgrounds using public-private partnerships.

Dynamics of the War to Peace Transition in Northern Uganda

The paper examines how the households in Northern Uganda have responded to the return of peace and how this is reflected in their livelihood patterns, demand for social services, asset accumulation, demographic and migration trends and their levels of trust for each other and their local leaders. The paper shows that access to services (particularly to schools and health facilities) has improved since the end of the conflict, although this has seemingly been to the detriment of other services like the provision of psycho-social support.

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