Research Studies

ABSORPTIVE CAPACITY CONSTRAINTS: Causes and implications for budget execution and improving reliability and efficiency of government resource flows and transactions

Submitted by on Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:40

Absorptive capacity refers to the ability of government spending units to utilise budgetary provisions to achieve planned outputs on time. Due to consistent accumulation of the cash balances, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) in August 2011, through the Economic Development Policy and Research Department (EDP&RD) published a study on absorptive capacity of government spending units – implications for budget execution. Two research studies were conducted to this end.


UGANDA’S EMPLOYMENT CHALLENGE: An Evaluation of Government Strategy

Submitted by on Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:38

The research emphasized that Uganda’s labour force was set to double in size within the proceeding 20 years at the time when the report was produced in 2014.The country’s development trajectory would be determined by employment opportunities available for that labour force, productive jobs are the means to sustain economic growth, reduce poverty, achieve structural transformation and prevent social and political upheavals.


STUDY: CAN TAX MORALE BOOST REVENUE COLLECTION IN UGANDA?

Submitted by on Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:36

The research emphasizes that taxes are the life blood of the economy, without which governments are unable to sustain expenditures for service delivery. The overall tax compliance in a given country is driven by the citizenry's expectations about the state of service delivery.  

For details of the issues expressed, visit the following link:

onenip.ug/update/entry/can-tax-morale-boost-revenue-collection-in-uganda


STUDY: WHY UGANDA SHOULD STRIKE A BALANCE BETWEEN INFRASTRUCTURE AND HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT

Submitted by on Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:32

Every June, the Government of Uganda communicates country priorities for the next financial year both in terms of strategy and funding. These are delivered in the president's State of Nation Address and the Budget Speech. Through this road map, the country looks to build on the gains from the previous years, bridge short falls as well as address emerging challenges in the economy. These priorities should therefore be in alignment with global commitments as well as national strategies notably, the Sustainable Development Goals, the Vision 2040 and the National Development Plan.


STUDY: THE NEED TO FOCUS ON THE GROWING NUMBER OF UNDEREMPLOYED PERSONS IN UGANDA’S LABOUR FORCE

Submitted by on Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:30

A large population of Ugandans are underemployed i.e. being either highly skilled but working in low paying jobs or working part time. However, in comparison to the unemployment challenge, underemployment does not feature prominently in Uganda's labour market policy discussion. Underemployment equally disrupts the economy’s development as many persons out there are not satisfied with their employment situation.


UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE IN UGANDA: THE CRITICAL HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE, HEALTHCARE COVERAGE AND EQUITY

Submitted by on Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:29

The study reviews Uganda’s progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and analyzes the status of the critical health infrastructure (including health workforce) needed to attain sustained progress towards UHC.  Key findings reveal that progress towards UHC improved marginally, but overall healthcare coverage index remains low and disparities in coverage across regions and socio-economic strata remained. 

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eprcug.org/research/research-series



REGULATORY IMPACT ASSESSMENT REPORT OF THE NATIONAL FERTILIZER POLICY APRIL 2016

Submitted by on Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:27

The Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) postulates the likely implications, costs and benefits of the National Fertiliser Policy. It also provides the implementation, monitoring and evaluation framework for the policy

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UNDERSTANDING THE RICE VALUE CHAIN IN UGANDA - OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES TO INCREASED PRODUCTION

Submitted by on Mon, 07/10/2017 - 07:58

The rice value chain survey was conducted in May 2015, covering three major rice growing districts in Eastern Uganda namely; Tororo, Bugiri, and Butaleja. The value chain approach was adopted to identify different actors along the chain and analyse their characteristics, constraints and opportunities encountered along the chain, and assess access to and use of rice yield-augmenting inputs.

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