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Uganda's recovery : the role of farms, firms, and government /
edited by Ritva Reinikka, Paul Collier.
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Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2001.
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xv, 491 p. : 1 map ; 24 cm.
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0821346644
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Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2001.
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0821346644
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4392799
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Citing Uganda as the success story of postconflict recovery in Africa, this comprehensive collection of essays traces economic recovery (1986-2000) from the perspective of the government, the individual firm, and the agricultural household. Detailed household and firm-level data are used, supplementing traditional macroeconomic analysis, to evaluate Uganda's liberalization and its effects on individual sectors as well as the overall economy. Concerning the details of liberalization, there is much to gain from reading this book. For example, two large samples offering cross-sectional data on households is an overdue venue to study how particular households respond over time to reforms. Furthermore, extensive interviews outline the specifics of government corruption at the firm level. However, the book's optimistic assessment obscures, at times, potential problems concerning the ongoing recovery. More critically, substantively little is offered on how Uganda will move beyond simple recovery. Recovery is one thing; sustainable development is quite another. Unfortunately, Africa is in desperate need of the former, and this is what makes this book an important addition to the literature. Strongly recommended for experienced researchers and policy makers interested in Africa's economic development. Graduate, research, and professional collections. J. M. Warner College of Wooster
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Summaries
Long Description
This book provides an outline for analyzing a range of policy options in education, information infrastructure, and innovation systems. It stresses the need for better coordination among the government, private sector, and civil society to enhance competitiveness and advance economic and social development. Based on a joint study by the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), this book breaks new ground in its attempt to develop a comprehensive set of national policy responses to the knowledge revolution.
Long Description
Uganda's recovery over the past 15 years from economic decline, conflict, and repressive government to macroeconomic stability, high growth, and considerable political freedom signifies a major turnaround in Africa. What makes Uganda's postconflict recovery significant is that it coincides with one of the most ambitious programs of economic liberalization on the African continent. This book focuses on postconflict recovery and economic liberalization. This book also provides a detailed discussion of the many issues policymakers have to consider when they try to guide a country out of a tragic past. It highlights the complexity of the interconnections and tradeoffs involved. The responses of a wide range of actors in the economy, namely, households, firms, and the government are analyzed. This book brings together a number of mostly microeconomic studies on the Ugandan experience of postconflict recovery and economic liberalization. The individual studies incorporate the most recent thinking, theory, and analytical techniques in a number of areas and apply them to one country.
Main Description
Uganda is a pioneer of macroeconomic stabilisation and structural adjustment in Sub-Saharan Africa. This comprehensive analysis of policy reform sheds light on the complex interplay of behaviour, policy trade-offs and economic management. As such it has lessons for analysts, policymakers, and development practioners.
Main Description
Uganda's recovery over the past 15 years from economic decline, conflict, and repressive government to macroeconomic stability, high growth, and considerable political freedom signifies a major turnaround in Africa. What makes Uganda's postconflict recovery significant is that it coincides with one of the most ambitious programs of economic liberalization on the African continent.This book focuses on postconflict recovery and economic liberalization. This book also provides a detailed discussion of the many issues policymakers have to consider when they try to guide a country out of a tragic past. It highlights the complexity of the interconnections and tradeoffs involved. The responses of a wide range of actors in the economy, namely, households, firms, and the government are analyzed.This book brings together a number of mostly microeconomic studies on the Ugandan experience of postconflict recovery and economic liberalization. The individual studies incorporate the most recent thinking, theory, and analytical techniques in a number of areas and apply them to one country.
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Printed on Demand. Limited stock is held for this title. If you would like to order 30 copies or more please contact books@worldbank.org Contact books@worldbank.org, if currently unavailable. Uganda's recovery over the past 15 years from economic decline, conflict, and repressive government to macroeconomic stability, high growth, and considerable political freedom signifies a major turnaround in Africa. What makes Uganda's postconflict recovery significant is that it coincides with one of the most ambitious programs of economic liberalization on the African continent. This book focuses on postconflict recovery and economic liberalization. This book also provides a detailed discussion of the many issues policymakers have to consider when they try to guide a country out of a tragic past. It highlights the complexity of the interconnections and tradeoffs involved. The responses of a wide range of actors in the economy, namely, households, firms, and the government are analyzed. This book brings together a number of mostly microeconomic studies on the Ugandan experience of postconflict recovery and economic liberalization. The individual studies incorporate the most recent thinking, theory, and analytical techniques in a number of areas and apply them to one country.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Contributorsp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Map of Ugandap. xvi
Introductionp. 1
Postconflict Recovery and Macroeconomic Reformsp. 5
Householdsp. 6
Firmsp. 7
Governmentp. 8
Sustainability and Lessonsp. 10
Referencesp. 11
Postconflict Recovery and Macroeconomic Reformsp. 13
Reconstruction and Liberalization: An Overviewp. 15
The Inheritance of Disorderp. 16
The Restoration of Peacep. 21
Growth Policies in the Context of the Postconflict Economyp. 24
Economic Liberalizationp. 31
Impact on Investment and Exportsp. 38
The Role of Aidp. 39
Conclusionsp. 44
Referencesp. 45
Exchange Reforms, Stabilization, and Fiscal Managementp. 49
Exchange Reformsp. 50
Legalizing the Parallel Market and Exchange Rate Unificationp. 52
The Achievement of Macroeconomic Stabilityp. 56
Planning and Implementing Fiscal Policyp. 58
Targets, Tradeoffs, and Costs in Macroeconomic Managementp. 71
Conclusionsp. 76
Referencesp. 77
Household Responses and Constraintsp. 81
Changes in Poverty and Inequalityp. 83
Changes in Mean Consumption Per Capitap. 87
Defining an Absolute Poverty Line for Ugandap. 89
Sectoral Decomposition of Poverty Changesp. 105
Summary and Conclusionsp. 111
Methodologyp. 113
Referencesp. 119
Rural Households: Incomes, Productivity, and Nonfarm Enterprisesp. 123
A Panorama of Rural Ugandap. 124
Intertemporal Changes in Household Incomep. 137
Agricultural Productivity and Nonfarm Enterprisesp. 143
Conclusionsp. 152
Tables of Estimation Resultsp. 154
Referencesp. 174
Crop Markets and Household Participationp. 177
Market Participation in the Early 1990sp. 178
A Market Model for Community Tradep. 180
The Determinants of Market Participationp. 191
The Effects of Price Changes on Household Welfarep. 194
Are Crop Markets Developing?p. 195
Conclusions and Policy Implicationsp. 202
Calculating Household Welfarep. 203
Referencesp. 203
Firm Responses and Constraintsp. 205
Confronting Competition: Investment, Profit, and Riskp. 207
Investment Responsep. 209
Constraints to Investmentp. 216
Conclusions and Policy Recommendationsp. 226
Data and Estimation Resultsp. 228
Derivation of the Investment Equationp. 231
Referencesp. 232
Productivity and Exportsp. 235
Trade Liberalization, Exports, and Productivityp. 236
Enterprise Responses to Changing Incentivesp. 238
Export Responsep. 246
Conclusionsp. 252
Productivity Measuresp. 253
Referencesp. 265
Government Performance from a Beneficiary Perspectivep. 269
A Quest for Revenue and Tax Incidencep. 271
Revenue Trends and Tax Reformsp. 276
Method and Data for Tax Incidence Analysisp. 278
Tax Incidence on Householdsp. 280
Marginal Effective Tax Rate for Firmsp. 281
Cross-Border Comparison for Foreign Firmsp. 288
Compliance and Tax Administrationp. 292
Conclusionsp. 295
Household Incidence Analysis and the Concept of Welfare Dominancep. 296
Marginal Effective Tax Ratep. 298
Figures and Tables for Household Incidence and METRp. 302
Referencesp. 316
The Cost of Doing Business: Firms' Experience with Corruptionp. 319
The Datap. 321
Incidence, Level, and Effects of Corruptionp. 321
Case Studiesp. 331
Conclusionsp. 334
Ranking of Constraints and Payment of Bribesp. 336
Referencesp. 340
Recovery in Service Delivery: Evidence from Schools and Health Centersp. 343
Diagnostic Surveyp. 346
Education and Public Spendingp. 347
Health Care and Public Spendingp. 363
Conclusions and Policy Changesp. 366
Referencesp. 368
What Can We Expect from Universal Primary Education?p. 371
Access to Education Prior to the UPE Initiativep. 373
Returns to Education: Productivity and Labor Allocation Effectsp. 378
Effects of UPE on School Qualityp. 395
Summary and Conclusionsp. 400
Modelsp. 401
Referencesp. 402
Combating Illnessp. 407
Health Policy and Access to Servicesp. 409
Burden of Diseasep. 414
Demand for Curative and Preventive Servicesp. 423
Conclusions and the Way Forwardp. 430
Data and Estimation Resultsp. 433
Referencesp. 444
Sustainability and Lessonsp. 451
Beyond Recoveryp. 453
Referencesp. 460
Appendixes
Household Surveysp. 463
The Uganda Enterprise Surveyp. 467
Referencesp. 473
List of Tables, Figures, and Boxesp. 475
Indexp. 481
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