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

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Institutional Constraints to Agriculture Development in Uganda
This study examines the institutional constraints affecting agricultural production in Uganda. Recommendations involve reforming the land tenure system as well as the architecture of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries as a means of dealing with the major constraints.


Macroeconomic and Sectoral Effects of the EAC Regional Integration on Uganda: A Recursive Computable General Equilibrium Analysis
This paper empirically examines the implications of the implementation of the EAC regional integration on the Ugandan economy. It adopts the General Equilibrium Model (CGE) for the analysis based on the Uganda 2007 Social Accounting Matrix. 
 Economic and Social Upgrading in the Mobile Telecommunications Industry: The case of MTN
This paper presents highlights of the Mobile Telecommunications Industry (MTI) in Uganda, specifically focusing on the case of MTN Uganda. It examines the growth and contribution of the MTI to the Ugandan economy. The paper also considers work condition related issues of MTN Uganda, addressing all parts of the value chain.
Comparing the Performance of Uganda's Intra-East African Community Trade and Other Trading Blocs: A Gravity Model Analysis
The paper examines the factors that determine Uganda's trade flows and compares the impact and performance of various trade blocs on Uganda's trade patterns and flows. The empirical question is whether Uganda's trade is getting more integrated in the East African Community region or is still dominated by other trading blocs, namely the European Union (EU), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and Asia. 
Impact of the National Agricultural Advisory Services Program on Household Production and Welfare in Uganda
This paper examines the level of participation of vulnerable households (headed by females, youths or people with disabilities) in Uganda's National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) program, and the program's impact on agricultural households' access to extension services, the use of improved technologies, crop yield, the share of output sold, consumption expenditures and poverty level. 
What Factors Determine Membership to Farmer Groups in Uganda - Evidence from the Uganda Census of Agriculture 2008/9
While the Government of Uganda and its development partners are targeting farmer groups as the vehicle for agricultural development, there is limited empirical evidence on what drives membership to these groups. Using data from the Uganda Census of Agriculture 2008/09, this paper reveals low levels of membership both at individual and household levels with a marked regional dimension. The key policy variables found to influence participation in farmer groups included education attainment, distance to extension services and quality of road infrastructure. 
The Political Context of Financing Infrastructure Development in Local Government:  Lessons from Local Council Oversight Functions in Uganda
Lessons from Local Council Oversight Functions in Uganda: This paper considers various issues surrounding local government such as financing, oversight functions and emerging policy issues of infrastructure development.
Causes of Health Inequalities in Uganda: Evidence from the Demographic and Health Surveys
Despite sustained economic growth and impressive income poverty reduction in Uganda, the country's total child nutrition status remains poor. In addition, there are wide within country disparities in stunting and underweight rates across the nation. Using three rounds of the Uganda demographic and health surveys undertaken during 1995-2006, this study explored the determinants of health inequalities focusing on child nutrition status in Uganda through a combination of decomposition and regression analysis. 
HIV/AIDS Sero-Prevalence and Socioeconomic Status: Evidence from Uganda
Although Uganda reported large reductions in HIV/AIDS prevalence during the 1990s, recent evidence suggests that the country's rate of new HIV infections is on the rise. This study explores the factors that are correlated with sexual behaviour and the risk of HIV infection using a unique dataset of 17,000 individuals from the 2011 Uganda AIDS Indicator Survey. 
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