Jobs and Incomes

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.

From Crisis to Green Resilient Growth: Investing in Sustainable Land Management and Climate Smart Agriculture

Submitted by on Tue, 11/08/2022 - 14:53

Government has mainstreamed sustainable land management and climate-smart agriculture in its development plans, including the Third National Development Plan 2020/21 to 2024/25, Green Growth Development Strategy, Strategic Investment Framework for Sustainable Land Management, and the Paris Agreement. Moreover, increasing resilience in agriculture and natural resources are key measures in the government’s COVID-19 recovery plan.

World Investment Report, 2022: International Tax Reforms and Sustainable Investment

Submitted by on Tue, 11/08/2022 - 14:46

This report examines cross-border investment flows’recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The report also does review recent policy developments, including trends in national investment policy measures and international investment agreements as well as providing an overview of international corporate taxation and national investment incentive schemes worldwide.