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Meat, milk demand outstrips supply in Albertine region

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A preliminary study by Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) has revealed that as oil and gas developments kick off in the Albertine region, the demand for meat and milk has outstripped the supply. Tonny Odokonyero, a research fellow at the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) …

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EPRC calls for redemption of micro, small and medium enterprises after Covid-19 blow

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Researchers at the Economic Policy Researcher Center (EPRC) have asked the government to redeem businesses that were completely shutdown due to pressures caused by COVID-19-related restrictions. This followed a survey showing over 400,000 employees of Micro, Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) lost their jobs over …

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More private schools could close: EPRC study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seventy-seven percent of the teachers in private schools didn’t return to the schools where they were teaching prior 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country, a new survey by the Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) released on Monday has shown. Rehema Kahunde, a researcher at …

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87% of youths are in insecure, unsafe informal jobs: EPRC research

Over 400,000 youths enter the labour force to compete for 9,000 jobs annually Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cash crop production, light manufacturing, construction, agro-processing, wholesale and retail trade, financial services, insurance, transport and tourism, have been identified as key sectors that need intentional support to create large scale job opportunities …

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How EAC can maximise AfCFTA trade opportunities

Experts outline ways in which partner states can benefit from the bloc | THE INDEPENDENT | Before COVID-19 hit world economies two years ago, there was optimism that Africa’s flagship project of the African Union’s Agenda 2063, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) would quickly reshape markets across the …

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Economists call for budget re-prioritisation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) says the Covid-19 pandemic caused a drop in revenues, economic shutdown and new expenditure pressures which now calls for re-prioritization of national resources. According to Paul Lakuma, the Head of the Macro-Economic Unit at EPRC, a medium plan in reallocating …

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Inside Africa’s development dilemma

 The dark side of African Continental Free Trade Area Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Africa’s heads of state on March 21, 2018 descended onto the hills of Kigali, Rwanda, to sign the long awaited agreement to create the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) that encompasses more than 1.2billion …

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EPRC: Men doing work traditionally done by women

Makerere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new study by the Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) has found notable shifts where men are increasingly taking on care work that was traditionally assigned to women. This is against the fact that previous data has stipulated that women and girls spend twice …

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