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

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The Distributional Impacts of Fiscal Consolidation in Uganda

This paper employs the dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model to examine tax design issues that arise in addressing debt increases.

Expanding the Pension Sector in Uganda

The study investigates the nature of additional reforms required to expand pension coverage in Uganda. Specifically, the study focuses on governance and regulation, scope and coverage, efficiency, and competitiveness with specific reference to national social security, fiscal burden of the public pension scheme, and entry of new players in the pension space.

Outcome of the Nairobi WTO 10th Ministerial conference - Implications for the EAC cotton sector development

This paper investigates the implications of the package for the cotton sector development in the economy of the EAC as well as in the economies of member
countries, with special focus on Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.

Effectiveness of the Public Payroll Decentralisation Reforms in Uganda

This study examines the extent to which the decentralisation of payroll management and salary processing has achieved its intended objectives.

Boosting Domestic Revenue Mobilisation in Uganda

This study focuses on the required changes to increase Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) in Uganda. Specifically, the study analyses DRM reforms, strategies and special initiatives undertaken by Uganda. 

The Role of Economic Infrastructure in Promoting Exports of Manufactured Products: Trade Facilitation and Industrialisation in the EAC

Using data covering the period between 2001-2014, this paper estimates the impact of economic infrastructure on the exports of manufacturing products for the
East African Countries, specifically, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya

Harnessing Floating Cage Technology to Increase Fish Production in Uganda

This study finds that aquaculture has tremendous potential to stir growth of the fishery industry in Uganda as well as generate employment.To enable country take advantage of this opportunity, innovations capable of overcoming supply side constraints will play a critical role. 

Universal Health Coverage in Uganda: The Critical Health Infrastructure, Healthcare Coverage and Equity

The study reviews Uganda’s progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and analyzes the status of the critical health infrastructure (including health workforce) needed to attain sustained progress towards UHC.  Key findings reveal that progress towards UHC improved marginally, but overall healthcare coverage index remains low and disparities in coverage across regions and socio-economic strata remained. 

A pathway to social protection development in Uganda: A synthesis report

The funds allocated to social protection in Uganda are still small and insufficient. More still, the actions taken by the institutions responsible for spearheading social protection are not adequate. This synthesis reviews the institutions, policies, laws, implementation plans and evidence that are aligned to support social protection in Uganda.

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