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Fiscal Policy and Public Debt Sustainability in Uganda
The brief examines the sustainability of Uganda’s public debt during the period 1981/82 to 2016/17. The results show that in the long run, government has been able to respond to past debt build up in a sustainable way.
Limited health insurance coverage amidst upsurge of non-communicable diseases in Uganda

This brief uses the 2016/17 Uganda National Household Survey (UNHS) and the World Development Indicators (WDI) to show the extent of health insurance coverage for non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

How to overcome the challenges faced by private companies engaged in agricultural research and development

This brief recommends specific actions that could ease private sector engagement in agricultural research and development.

The role of Public Private Partnerships in enhancing access to quality Education: The Case of PEAS Intervention in Uganda

The results in this policy brief indicate that the PEAS intervention enhanced access to education for poor students and those from remote and hard to reach areas.

Lowering the Cost of Secondary Education through Strategic Public-Private Partnerships: Evidence from the PEAS programme in Uganda

Due to the variety of income sources for secondary schools, the average expenditures between public and other schools differ markedly. This brief examines the drivers of secondary school expenditures and whether private schools delivering USE services offer an opportunity to reduce the overall cost of secondary education in Uganda.

Results: External Evaluation of the PEAS Network in Uganda (2015-17)

PEAS has been working to provide equitable access to good quality secondary schooling in Uganda, and has been a partner of the Government of Uganda since 2011. This policy brief paper gives an analysis of the PEAS model in comparison with a sample of government and private schools over three years (2015 - 2017)

How will the adoption of the Nairobi WTO 10th Ministerial Conference decisions on cotton impact on the East African Community?

This brief examines the implications of the Nairobi package for the development of cotton sector in the East African Community (EAC).

Using taxation to control Tobacco consumption in Uganda

The brief underscores the need to make regular, consistent and uniform adjustments to the tobacco tax structure.

The pursuit of industrialization in the EAC region: The role of trade facilitating infrastructure in promoting exports of manufactured goods

This brief examines the impact of economic infrastructure on the export of manufactured products in the East African Community (EAC) region using a gravity model and data from the COMTRADE and World Integrated Trade Solutions (WITS) database.

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