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Better than most : teacher beliefs about effort and ability in Uganda (English)

Do teachers have accurate beliefs about their effort and ability? This paper explores this through a survey experiment in public-private partnership schools in Uganda, wherein teacher self-beliefs are contrasted with their beliefs about other teachers in the same school. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8440 MAY 14, 2018

Sabarwal,Shwetlena; Kacker,Kanishka; Habyarimana,James Paul Disclosed

Uganda economic update, 11th edition : financing growth and development - options for raising more domestic revenues : factsheet May 2018 (English)

Uganda collects 14 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in both taxes and nontax revenue, which is insufficient to finance its development. ... See More +

Working Paper 126183 MAY 01, 2018

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Uganda economic update, 11th edition : financing growth and development - options for raising more domestic revenues (English)

Uganda's fiscal policy has remained mainly expenditure driven, with domestic revenue continuing to lag. This has resulted in a widening financing gap. ... See More +

Working Paper 126184 MAY 01, 2018

Sebudde,Rachel K.; Kajubi,Moses Misach; Stucka,Tihomir; Mawejje,Joseph; Walker,Richard Ancrum Disclosed

Eyes in the sky, boots on the ground : assessing satellite- and ground-based approaches to crop yield measurement and analysis in Uganda (English)

Crop yields in smallholder systems are traditionally assessed using farmer-reported information in surveys, occasionally by crop cuts for a sub-section of a farmer's plot, and rarely using full-plot harvests. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8374 MAR 26, 2018

Lobell,David B.; Azzari,George; Marshall,Burke; Gourlay,Sydney; Jin,Zhenong; Kilic,Talip; Murray,Siobhan Disclosed

The performance of a consumption augmented asset index in ranking Households and Identifying the Poor (English)

Asset ownership indices are widely used as inexpensive proxies for consumption. This paper shows that these indices can be augmented using dichotomous indicators for consumption, which are equally easy to obtain. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8362 MAR 08, 2018

Ngo,Diana; Christiaensen,Luc Disclosed

Redistribution and group participation : experimental evidence from Africa and the UK (English)

This paper investigates whether the prospect of redistribution hinders the formation of efficiency-enhancing groups. An experiment is conducted in a Kenyan slum, Ugandan villages, and a UK university town and used to test, in an anonymous setting with no feedback, whether subjects join a group that increases their endowment but exposes them to one of three redistributive actions: stealing, giving, or burning. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8330 FEB 05, 2018

Fafchamps,Marcel; Hill,Ruth Disclosed

As good as the networks they keep? : improving outcomes through weak ties in rural Uganda (English)

The authors examine an intervention randomized at the village level in which female farmers invited to a single training session were randomly paired with farmers whom they did not know and encouraged to share new agricultural information throughout the growing season for a recently adopted cash crop. ... See More +

Journal Article 125361 JAN 09, 2018

Vasilaky,Kathryn N.; Leonard,Kenneth L. Disclosed

Uganda - 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 122588 JAN 01, 2018

Maher,Barry Patrick; Poulter,Richard Andrew Disclosed

The cost of not investing in girls : child marriage, early childbearing, low educational attainment for girls, and their impacts in Uganda (English)

The proportions of girls marrying or having children before the age of 18 have been declining in Uganda according to data from the latest publicly available Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) implemented in 2011. ... See More +

Working Paper 121896 DEC 01, 2017

Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Yedan,Ali; Savadogo,Aboudrahyme; Wodon,Quentin T.; Male,Chata Disclosed

Uganda economic update : tenth edition – accelerating Uganda's development : ending child marriage, educating girls (English)

Following decades of sustained economic growth during which Uganda made dramatic progresstowards poverty reduction, the country has recently experienced a period of economic growthslow down. ... See More +

Working Paper 121848 DEC 01, 2017

Sebudde,Rachel K.; Wodon,Quentin T.; Mawejje,Joseph Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Uganda (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 121093 NOV 01, 2017

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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

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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 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

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

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

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Better than most : teacher beliefs about effort and ability in Uganda (English)
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MAY 14, 2018 WPS8440 Policy Research Working Paper
Uganda economic update, 11th edition : financing growth and development - options for raising more domestic revenues : factsheet May 2018 (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126183 Working Paper
Uganda economic update, 11th edition : financing growth and development - options for raising more domestic revenues (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126184 Working Paper
Eyes in the sky, boots on the ground : assessing satellite- and ground-based approaches to crop yield measurement and analysis in Uganda (English)
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MAR 26, 2018 WPS8374 Policy Research Working Paper
The performance of a consumption augmented asset index in ranking Households and Identifying the Poor (English)
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MAR 08, 2018 WPS8362 Policy Research Working Paper
Redistribution and group participation : experimental evidence from Africa and the UK (English)
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FEB 05, 2018 WPS8330 Policy Research Working Paper
As good as the networks they keep? : improving outcomes through weak ties in rural Uganda (English)
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JAN 09, 2018 125361 Journal Article
Uganda - Better data, better resilience : lessons in disaster risk finance from Uganda (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122588 Brief
The cost of not investing in girls : child marriage, early childbearing, low educational attainment for girls, and their impacts in Uganda (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121896 Working Paper
Uganda economic update : tenth edition – accelerating Uganda's development : ending child marriage, educating girls (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121848 Working Paper
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Uganda (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121093 Working Paper
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)
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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 economic update : ninth edition - infrastructure finance deficit : can public-private-partnerships fill the gap? (English)
See More +
JUN 30, 2017 AUS21 Working Paper
Uganda - About the 8th economic update (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 117322 Working Paper
Education and health services in Uganda : quality of inputs, user satisfaction, and community welfare levels (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 WPS8116 Policy Research Working Paper
Beyond income poverty : nonmonetary dimensions of poverty in Uganda (English)
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JUN 23, 2017 WPS8111 Policy Research Working Paper