Public Governance

Tracking price dynamics during a pandemic in Kenya and Uganda

Submitted by on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 14:55

With COVID-19 unfolding across the globe, one of the key economic impacts involves a combination of both demand and supply shocks with a likely effect on price dynamics. Notably, price dynamics have been a centre of focus for policy makers throughout the pandemic due to their importance for food security and the high expenditure share on food especially for low income households. 

Uganda’s National Budget Brief, 2021

Submitted by on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 13:55

Uganda’s economic  growth slowed down in financial years 2019/20 and 2020/21 growing at  3.0% and 3.3% respectively, with 2020/21 largely impacted by COVID-19 and other natural disasters including floods and desert locust invasion. In the FY 2021/22, the economy is expected to grow by 4.3%. Central to the formulation of the economic growth strategy in FY 2021/22 is the National Development Plan III and the policy interventions required to sustain recovery from the socioeconomic setbacks caused by Covid-19.

Universal Basic Income: Potential and limitations from a gender perspective

Submitted by on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 13:54

In recent years, Universal Basic Income (UBI) has repeatedly been put forward as a means to address increasing labour market precarity, jobless growth, and rising poverty and inequality. Additionally, UBI is envisaged to reduce spending on social security systems that provide comparatively higher levels of protection. Even before the COVID-19 crisis, the idea of UBI was gaining traction from both the global to the local level.