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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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– Evidence from an agricultural intervention in Uganda
Yao Pan, Saurabh Singhal - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

We exploit a spatial discontinuity in the coverage of an agricultural extension program in Uganda to causally identify its effects on malaria. We find that eligibility for the program reduced the incidence of malaria by 8.8 percentage points, with children and pregnant women experiencing most of...

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Paolo Brunori, Flaviana Palmisano, Vito Peragine - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

The paper proposes an analysis of the recent distributional dynamics in Uganda. This analysis is performed by endorsing an opportunity egalitarian perspective, in order to evaluate the outcome dynamics of specific groups of the population and infer the role of growth in the evolution of inequality...

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Susan Namirembe Kavuma, Oliver Morrissey, Richard Upward - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

The paper investigates the differences in private marginal returns to education between wage-employees and the self-employed in Uganda, using the Mincerian framework with pooled regression models. We use a two-wave household panel to estimate homogenous and heterogeneous private returns to...

– Economywide Analysis for Ethiopia and Uganda
Paul A. Dorosh, James Thurlow - World Development, 2014 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rapid urbanization is an important characteristic of African development and yet the structural transformation debate focuses on agriculture’s relative merits without also considering the benefits from urban agglomeration. As a result, African governments are often provided conflicting...

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UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Favouritism of government controlled councils is most distinct through interference in local politics rather than through funding mechanisms. The motivation of central government intervention in land deals is two-fold - their actions can be explicitly motivated by politics...

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UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

Foreign aid is a significant element of Uganda’s long-run fiscal system. Aid is associated with increased tax collection effort and public spending in Uganda. Development assistance is also associated with reduced domestic borrowing in Uganda. Aid is not sufficient...

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