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Research digest newsletter Vol. 12 (No. 1) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: Realizing Education's Promise; Investing in School Readiness; Can Participation by Parents Improve School Quality? ... See More +

Newsletter 120241 OCT 04, 2017

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Disaster Risk Financing & Insurance Program – Uganda (English)

A growing number of developing countries are investing in social safety nets to improve the lives and livelihoods of billions of poor and vulnerable people, yet around 55 percent of the world's poor or 773 million people with acute needs still lack safety net coverage. ... See More +

Brief 119708 SEP 13, 2017

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Could the debate be over ? errors in farmer-reported production and their implications for the inverse scale-productivity relationship in Uganda (English)

Based on a two-round household panel survey conducted in Eastern Uganda, this study shows that the analysis of the inverse scale-productivity relationship is highly sensitive to how plot-level maize production, hence yield (production divided by GPS-based plot area), is measured. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8192 SEP 12, 2017

Gourlay,Sydney; Kilic,Talip; Lobell,David Disclosed

Moving out and up : panel data evidence on migration and poverty in Uganda (English)

This paper examines the relationship between spatial and economic mobility in Uganda using longitudinal data from 2005 through 2012. The study relies on a detailed panel tracking survey and exploits exogenous variation in the spatial intensity of violent conflict, rainfall shocks, distance from the regional capital, and ethnic networks in urban areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8186 SEP 07, 2017

Mensah,Edouard Romeo; O'Sullivan,Michael B. Disclosed

Taxation without representation ? experimental evidence from Ghana and Uganda on citizen action toward taxes, oil, and aid (English)

Seminal arguments in political economy hold that citizens will more readily demand accountability from governments for taxes than for non-tax revenue from oil or aid. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8137 JUL 05, 2017

de la Cuesta,Brandon; Milner,Helen V.; Nielson,Daniel Lafayette; Knack,Stephen Disclosed

Uganda - About the 8th economic update (English)

In financial year 2016-2017, the Ugandan economy has grown at a much slower pace than in the past. Growth declined by 0.2 percent in the first quarter of 2016-2017, and overall growth for the year is expected to be lower than the originally projected growth rate of 5.8 percent. ... See More +

Working Paper 117322 JUN 30, 2017

000153476:Rachel K. Sebudde:rsebudde@worldbank.o; rg; Disclosed

Uganda economic update : ninth edition - infrastructure finance deficit : can public-private-partnerships fill the gap? (English)

As a result of a number of internal and external shocks, Uganda’s economy is currently growing at the lowest rate recorded over the past two decades. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS21 JUN 30, 2017

rg;; 000153476:Rachel K. Sebudde:rsebudde@worldbank.o Disclosed

Education and health services in Uganda : quality of inputs, user satisfaction, and community welfare levels (English)

Good health and quality education are essential for economic growth and poverty reduction. Unfortunately, the quality of the education and health services provided in low-income countries is often low. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8116 JUN 26, 2017

Tsimpo Nkengne,Clarence; Etang Ndip,Alvin; Wodon,Quentin T. Disclosed

Beyond income poverty : nonmonetary dimensions of poverty in Uganda (English)

The proportion of Ugandan households living in poverty reduced by more than half between 1993 and 2013. Using household survey data, this paper analyzes nonmonetary dimensions of poverty in Uganda for levels and trends, to explore whether the observed reduction in monetary-based poverty are reflected in the nonmonetary indicators of poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8111 JUN 23, 2017

Etang Ndip,Alvin; Tsimpo,Clarence Disclosed

How do women fare in rural non-farm economy ? (English)

This paper studies the gender-based differences in access to and return from economic activities in the rural non-farm economy (RNFE) using panel datasets from Uganda and Ethiopia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8080 MAY 31, 2017

Fuje,Habtamu Neda Disclosed

Uganda - Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers Program for Results Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social systems assessment (English)

The objective of the Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers Program for Results Project for Uganda is to enhance equity and efficiency of financing of decentralized social services. ... See More +

Working Paper 114442 MAY 15, 2017

Dieng,Boyenge Isasi Disclosed

Does oil revenue crowd out other tax revenues ? policy lessons for Uganda (English)

This paper examines the relationship between hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon revenues using a probabilistic panel model with data covering 30 resource-rich countries over 1992-2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8048 MAY 01, 2017

Tsoungui Belinga,Vincent De Paul; Melou,Maximillien Kaffo; Nganou,Jean-Pascal Disclosed

Uganda - Grid Based Output-Based Aid Project (English)

In Uganda, one of the world’s poorest countries and also one with very high population growth, the grid electrification rate is only about 18 percent, and power shortages remain one of the biggest obstacles to economic growth. ... See More +

Brief 116229 MAY 01, 2017

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Uganda economic update - Ninth edition : Infrastructure finance deficit : can public-private partnerships fill the gap? (English)

As a result of a number of internal and external shocks, Uganda’s economy is currently growing at the lowest rate recorded over the past two decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 117719 MAY 01, 2017

Kaggwa Sebudde,Rachel; Shukla,Shyamala; Goffe,Valeriya; Sterwart,Fiona; Mawejje,Joseph; Olobo,Christopher Disclosed

Impact of social accountability on the quality of community projects in Uganda : impact evaluation results from NUSAF2 transparency, accountability and anti-corruption sub-component (English)

This policy report presents the main results from the impact evaluation of a social accountability and community monitoring intervention implemented as part of the Transparency, Accountability and Anti-Corruption sub-component of the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF2). ... See More +

Working Paper ACS21095 FEB 14, 2017

Fiala,Nathan V.; Premand,Patrick Disclosed

With a little help : shocks, agricultural income, and welfare in Uganda (English)

Global poverty is becoming increasingly concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa and among households engaged in subsistence agriculture in environments characterized by uncertainty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7935 JAN 09, 2017

Hill,Ruth; Mejia-Mantilla,Carolina Disclosed

Step by step : let’s solve the finance puzzle to accelerate growth and shared prosperity (English)

The negative GDP growth rate recorded in the first quarter of FY 2016/17 is indicative of the recent difficulties that Uganda has faced in achieving the rates of growth required to enable the country to fulfill its aspirations. ... See More +

Working Paper 112621 JAN 01, 2017

Sebudde,Rachel K.; Goffe,Valeriya; Daka,Dorothy; Safavian,Mehnaz S. Disclosed

Better data, better resilience : lessons in disaster risk finance from Uganda (English)

A growing number of low- and middle-income countries are investing in social safety nets to improve the lives and livelihoods of their poor and vulnerable residents. ... See More +

Brief 119821 JAN 01, 2017

Maher,Barry Patrick; Poulter,Richard Andrew Disclosed

Optimal allocation of natural resource surpluses in a dynamic macroeconomic framework : a DSGE analysis with evidence from Uganda (English)

In low-income, capital-scarce economies that face financial and fiscal constraints, managing revenues from newly found natural resources can be a daunting challenge. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7910 DEC 09, 2016

Zeufack,Albert G.; Kopoin,Alexandre; Nganou,Jean-Pascal; Tchana Tchana,Fulbert; Kemoe,Laurent Disclosed

Sources of productivity growth in Uganda : the role of interindustry and intra-industry misallocation in the 2000s (English)

Uganda's growth in gross domestic product of the 2000s was accompanied by high growth rates of labor productivity across industries producing tradable goods and services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7909 DEC 07, 2016

Dennis,Allen Curtis K.; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Yoshino,Yutaka; Zeufack,Albert G. Disclosed

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Research digest newsletter Vol. 12 (No. 1) (English)
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OCT 04, 2017 120241 Newsletter
Disaster Risk Financing & Insurance Program – Uganda (English)
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SEP 13, 2017 119708 Brief
Could the debate be over ? errors in farmer-reported production and their implications for the inverse scale-productivity relationship in Uganda (English)
See More +
SEP 12, 2017 WPS8192 Policy Research Working Paper
Moving out and up : panel data evidence on migration and poverty in Uganda (English)
See More +
SEP 07, 2017 WPS8186 Policy Research Working Paper
Taxation without representation ? experimental evidence from Ghana and Uganda on citizen action toward taxes, oil, and aid (English)
See More +
JUL 05, 2017 WPS8137 Policy Research Working Paper
Uganda - About the 8th economic update (English)
See More +
JUN 30, 2017 117322 Working Paper
Uganda economic update : ninth edition - infrastructure finance deficit : can public-private-partnerships fill the gap? (English)
See More +
JUN 30, 2017 AUS21 Working Paper
Education and health services in Uganda : quality of inputs, user satisfaction, and community welfare levels (English)
See More +
JUN 26, 2017 WPS8116 Policy Research Working Paper
Beyond income poverty : nonmonetary dimensions of poverty in Uganda (English)
See More +
JUN 23, 2017 WPS8111 Policy Research Working Paper
How do women fare in rural non-farm economy ? (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 2017 WPS8080 Policy Research Working Paper
Uganda - Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers Program for Results Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social systems assessment (English)
See More +
MAY 15, 2017 114442 Working Paper
Does oil revenue crowd out other tax revenues ? policy lessons for Uganda (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2017 WPS8048 Policy Research Working Paper
Uganda - Grid Based Output-Based Aid Project (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2017 116229 Brief
Uganda economic update - Ninth edition : Infrastructure finance deficit : can public-private partnerships fill the gap? (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2017 117719 Working Paper
Impact of social accountability on the quality of community projects in Uganda : impact evaluation results from NUSAF2 transparency, accountability and anti-corruption sub-component (English)
See More +
FEB 14, 2017 ACS21095 Working Paper
With a little help : shocks, agricultural income, and welfare in Uganda (English)
See More +
JAN 09, 2017 WPS7935 Policy Research Working Paper
Step by step : let’s solve the finance puzzle to accelerate growth and shared prosperity (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2017 112621 Working Paper
Better data, better resilience : lessons in disaster risk finance from Uganda (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2017 119821 Brief
Optimal allocation of natural resource surpluses in a dynamic macroeconomic framework : a DSGE analysis with evidence from Uganda (English)
See More +
DEC 09, 2016 WPS7910 Policy Research Working Paper
Sources of productivity growth in Uganda : the role of interindustry and intra-industry misallocation in the 2000s (English)
See More +
DEC 07, 2016 WPS7909 Policy Research Working Paper