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Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Yao Pan, Saurabh Singhal - Journal of Development Economics, 2019

Can agricultural development programs improve health-related outcomes? We exploit a spatial discontinuity in the coverage of a large-scale agricultural extensionprogram in Uganda to causally identify its effects on malaria. We find that eligibility for the program reduced the...

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Emanuele Colonnelli, Nicole Ntungire - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

As it transitions to an oil-producing country, Uganda’s investments in infrastructure and physical capital will increasingly depend on the ability of the construction sector to respond to surges in demand and transform investment effort into outcomes. Using administrative and survey data...

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– How much, when, and how will it be governed?
Sebastian Wolf, Vishal Aditya Potluri - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

We study Uganda’s journey to become a petroleum producer and provide estimates regarding the size and timing of the oil revenues to be expected. At an average US$38 per capita per year over a 33-year period, oil revenue by itself will not be transformational for the Ugandan economy, but it...

John Spray, Sebastian Wolf - Oxford University Press, 2018
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Ritwika Sen - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper analyses policy options to promote local content in Uganda as it transitions into an oil-producing country. It contends that productive linkages between oil and gas exporters and domestic suppliers in a range of ‘connected’ goods and services sectors can be a source of...

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– The Bayesian perspective
Marie Albertine Djuikom - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Understanding how internal labour migration affects the agricultural sector is important for all developing countries whose markets do not work well or are non-existent. In fact, even if the movement out of the agricultural sector can be viewed as a process to reach development for many African...

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Saurabh Singhal, Yao Pan - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Several large-scale efforts have been made to combat malaria in the last decade under the Millennium Development Goals, and while these have led to a rapid decline in cases, malaria continues to exact a heavy toll on sub-Saharan Africa, both in terms of human life and economic cost. Given the...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Thomas Bwire, Tim Lloyd, Oliver Morrissey - Journal of Development Studies, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Macroeconomic Perspectives on Aid

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– Evidence from an artefactual field experiment in rural Uganda
Ben D’Exelle, Christine Gutekunst, Arno Riedl - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

We study gender differences in bilateral bargaining using an artefactual field experiment in rural Uganda, through variation in gender composition of bargaining pairs and in disclosure of identities. Disagreement is common independently of disclosure condition, but less frequent among female-only...

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Margaret E Kruk, Adanna Chukwuma, Godfrey Mbaruku, Hannah H. Leslie - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Objective: To analyse factors affecting variations in the observed quality of antenatal and sick-child care in primary-care facilities in seven African countries. Methods: We pooled nationally representative data from service provision assessment surveys of health facilities in Kenya, Malawi,...

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– Impacts on investments in education in post-war Uganda
Margherita Calderone - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper looks at the spillover effects of grants under the Youth Opportunities Programme (YOP) on human capital investments in conflict-affected Northern Uganda. The YOP grant was primarily aimed at providing start-up money to groups of underemployed young people, and in practice worked...

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John Spray, Sebastian Wolf - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

We use unique high-frequency Government of Uganda and Government of Rwanda tax administration datasets to map the characteristics of ‘industries without smokestacks’ in East Africa. First, we find firm size appears to be crucial for successful industries without smokestacks in...

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Sam Hickey, Badru Bukenya - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

In 2015 the Government of Uganda agreed to start rolling out a social pension programme, and increasing its own contribution to it. This was driven by the highly politicized efforts of a transnational policy coalition, led by international donors and national bureaucrats. It was a struggle over...

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– Explorations using a New Set of Poverty Lines
Bjorn van Campenhout, Haruna Ssekabira, Dede H. Aduayom - Oxford University Press, 2016 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Sam Jones - International Journal of Educational Development, 2016

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Education Policy, and Development

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Bjorn van Campenhout, Haruna Sekabira, Fiona Nattembo - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

Uganda has seen impressive economic growth and substantial poverty reductions over the past few decades. Today, official headcount poverty stands at about 20 per cent. However, recent research relying on non-monetary wealth indicators challenges official poverty statistics and suggests that...

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