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

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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. 
Poverty and Inequality Dynamics in Uganda:  Insights from the Uganda National Panel Surveys 2005/6 and 2009/10
This paper examines the drivers of income inequality and finds that education remains the key determinant in this regard. Other emerging development challenges require further refinement of current fiscal targeting. 
Constraints to Fertiliser Use in Uganda: Insights from Uganda Census of Agriculture 2008/09
Uganda's agriculture faces a multitude of challenges including low productivity, declining soil fertility and degradation of the natural resource base. To reverse and/or minimise the challenges, judicious use of fertilisers is highly recommended. Yet few agricultural households in Uganda use fertilisers, and when they are used, it is often in lower quantities than recommended. 
Reviewing Uganda's Tourism Sector for Economic and Social Upgrading
In the tourism industry, the use of the sector's employment opportunities and its contribution to GDP as a measure of its performance may be deceptive as the sector is prone to domination by foreigners, resulting in financial 'leakages.' Global Production Network (GPN) analysis is becoming a popular analytical framework for understanding industries, such as tourism. This paper reviews literature on global production networks, with a focus on the tourism sector in Uganda.
East African Regional Integration: Challenges in Meeting the Convergence Criteria for Monetary Union: A Survey
The realisation of a successful monetary union among East African Community partner states depends upon a sufficient degree of convergence of partners' economies to established criteria. This work integrates and synthesises various findings of the literature. 
Uganda's Electricity Sector Reforms and Institutional Restructuring
Using time series and the Uganda National Household Survey Data, this paper seeks to examine the effectiveness of electricity reforms and its impact on the sector's performance, specifically considering indicators such as electricity access, generation per capita, distribution efficiency, price trends, subsidies and customer growth. 
Public Spending in the Water Sub-Sector in Uganda: Evidence from Program Budget Analysis
This paper aimed to conduct Programs Budget Analysis of the water sub-sector in Uganda over the period 1999/2000 to 2009/10 in order to gain further insight and understanding into the sources of funding and how funds were allocated to various programs. 
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. 
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