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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...

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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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– Implications for Poverty and its Dynamics in Uganda
Bjorn van Campenhout, Haruna Sekabira, Dede H. Aduayom - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Official poverty figures in Uganda are flawed by the fact that the underlying poverty lines are based on a single national food basket that was constructed in the early 1990s. In this paper, we estimate a new set of poverty lines that accounts for the widely divergent diets throughout the country...

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Bruno Lule Yawe - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

The study examines the relationship between climatic factors and reported malaria cases using data from 12 districts in Uganda over the period 2000-2011. A panel dataset comprising temperature, temperature standard deviation; minimum humidity; maximum humidity; precipitation; precipitation standard...

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– Are there Gender Differences Across Households?
Madina Guloba - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper hypothesizes that adaptation to climate change is influenced by the gender of the decision maker of the household. Using a two-wave household panel survey dataset, choice of adaptation strategies employed by female- and male-headed households are examined. A multinomial logit model is...

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