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Request for research proposals: Analysis on firms and taxation using micro data from Uganda
The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and UNU-WIDER have established a secure research lab in the premises of URA. Want to do research using quality-assured administrative tax data? See the Request for Research Proposals
Annual Report 2021
We look back at our key achievements over 2021 and highlight our recent contributions to the data revolution, SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth) and SDG 16 (Peace, justice and strong institutions). Read more
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Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants
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Check out our research in brief
Our research and policy briefs provide a short overview with key findings, lessons, and policy implications, from some of our key research outputs.
16 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
SeminarLaunch of the Uganda Revenue Authority secure research lab
PresentationJukka Pirttilä on personal income tax reform in Uganda
Jukka Pirttilä , UNU-WIDER Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, gives a presentation at the Tax for Development webinar series on 5 April 2022 (CET). The webinar series is hosted by Chr. Michelsen Institute . The topic of Pirttilä's...
Technical NoteThe Uganda Revenue Authority firm panel
This technical note describes the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) firm panel, which is constructed from administrative corporate income tax (CIT) returns and firm registration data for the financial years 2013/14–2019/20...Tax data Corporate income tax Uganda
Project workshopWork-in-progress meeting on tax research collaboration in Uganda
As part of the Building up efficient and fair tax systems – lessons based on administrative tax data project, a work-in progress meeting was held online between UNU-WIDER and Uganda Revenue Authority ( URA ). The topics discussed in this...
Working PaperPre-colonial centralization and tax compliance norms in contemporary Uganda
The paper examines the legacy of pre-colonial centralization on tax compliance norms of citizens in contemporary Uganda...Tax compliance Uganda
NewsPress Release | New UN study reveals limited impact of tax and social protection policies in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa Africa SOUTHMOD Tax-benefit microsimulation
Policy seminarAssessing Presumptive Tax Policy in Uganda
This online event will be organized to introduce the results of an assessment of presumptive tax policy in Uganda. The seminar will cover effect estimates of Uganda's recent presumptive tax reform and recommendations for amending the tax regime...
Working PaperThe effects of personal income tax reform on employees’ taxable income in Uganda
We evaluate a major personal income tax reform in Uganda that came into effect in 2012–13. The reform increased the tax-free lower threshold, increased tax rates for higher incomes, and introduced an additional highest tax band...Personal income tax Uganda Administrative data
PresentationMaria Jouste on Tax for Development
Maria Jouste , UNU-WIDER Research Associate, will give a presentation at the Tax for Development webinar series on 17 November 2020 (CET). The webinar series is hosted by Chr. Michelsen Institute . The topic of Jouste's presentation will be...
PresentationMaria Jouste at the North East Universities Development Consortium
Maria Jouste , UNU-WIDER Research Associate, will present a research paper at the North East Universities Development Consortium on 6 November 2020. The virtual conference, hosted by Dartmouth College , will be held 6-7 November (EST). The topic of...
Working PaperAn analysis of the distributional impact of excise duty in Uganda using a tax-benefit microsimulation model
The distributional analysis of consumption taxes is useful for establishing the welfare impact of tax policy. This paper uses the UGAMOD microsimulation model to establish the tax incidence and welfare impact of excise duty in Uganda...Excise duty Microsimulation Poverty
AboutBuilding up efficient and fair tax systems – lessons from Uganda
This project analyses administrative tax data in Uganda to provide knowledge for better policy-making with respect to mobilizing public revenue for inclusive economic development. The project conducts new, policy-relevant research based on the...Tax administration data SDG17 Uganda
SeminarMarkus Jäntti on income distribution in Uganda – a tax register-based assessment
Markus Jäntti will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 27 February Abstract - Income distribution in Uganda – a tax register-based assessment Uganda has extensive register data on taxable income and taxes paid going back a decade or so...