Jobs and Incomes

National Information Technology Survey Report, 2022

Submitted by on Fri, 03/15/2024 - 13:10

This third series of the National Information Technology (IT) Survey by National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) delivers information on several IT sector indicators across Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs); Local Governments (LGs); and households and individuals coupled with businesses. The report highlights performance on availability, access, usage, affordability and satisfaction with IT infrastructure, equipment and services across these groups.

Economic Development in Africa Report, 2022: Rethinking the Foundations of Export Diversification in Africa: The catalytic role of business and financial services

Submitted by on Fri, 03/15/2024 - 13:08

Africa’s exports are heavily reliant on primary products in the agricultural, mineral and extractive sectors, making it one of the least diversified regions on the globe. Out of the 54 African countries, 45 are commodity-dependent (83%), indicating that each country’s share of primary commodity exports to total merchandise exports translates to over 60%. This dependency on commodities makes the continent vulnerable to fluctuations in global commodity prices thus hindering its potential for inclusive growth and development.

The African Trade Report 2023

Submitted by on Thu, 11/02/2023 - 08:50

The African Trade Report (2023) indicated that, the value of intra-African trade reached USD 193.17 billion, growing at 18.6% in 2022, while Africa’s merchandise trade expanded by 20.9% (USD 724.1 billion) over the same period, owing to the implementation of the AfCFTA.


Submitted by on Wed, 04/19/2023 - 11:54

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) conducted a study with a specific objective of ranking the relative importance of eight priority policy areas. These include: seeds, fertilizers, mechanization, irrigation, extension, research and development (R&D), roads and electrification for each selected district-commodity combination. They sought to identify the most promising areas for investment in a particular commodity in five selected districts of Soroti, Serere, Kabale, Lira, and Masaka.

Uganda’s water resource profile

Submitted by on Fri, 03/03/2023 - 04:00

Uganda is rich in water resources and it generally has moderate water stress, except for the arid areas. However, urbanization and agricultural expansion has led to increased wetland degradation. As a result, flooding is a common occurrence due to climate change and the country stands a risk of El-Nino events.

Africa Industrialization Index 2022

Submitted by on Fri, 02/03/2023 - 16:45

Industrialization is fundamental to Africa’s development. According to the Africa Industrialization Index 2022 report, Africa’s rapid growing internal markets and large labour force are an impetus for industrial development. However, industrial development has grown at a slow pace. The Africa Industrialization Index (AII) is a flagship initiative by the African Development Bank (AfDB) aimed at strengthening data on Africa’s industrial development.

Annual Migration and Tourism Report 2021

Submitted by on Wed, 01/04/2023 - 03:14

Travel and tourism is one of the largest and strongest pillars of the modern economy, globally. Immigration registration cards are one of the sources of tourism statistics completed by international travellers at the arrival and departure points. As a result, this report presents data on Uganda entry/exit points along the boarders i.e. travellers entering the country, departures, age, sex composition, length of stay, residential status, etc.

Industrialization in Sub-Saharan Africa: Seizing Opportunities in Global Value Chains

Submitted by on Tue, 11/08/2022 - 14:58

Sub-Saharan Africa witnessed substantial growth in manufacturing jobs despite a lack of improvement in the contribution of manufacturing value-added to GDP. Despite being reasonably high, the predominance of exports of primary products and engagement in low-skill tasks characterizes the region’s integration into manufacturing global value chains (GVCs). Nevertheless, GVC integration has led to job growth, and backward integration is especially associated with more job creation.