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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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Sugarcane farming: Why Busoga has remained the poorest

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Busoga has the biggest number of sugarcane mills and huge acreage of sugarcane, making use of its fertile soil around Lake Victoria and Lake Kyoga coupled with good rains. However, the persistent poverty in Busoga continues to raise questions whether cane cultivation is benefiting farmers. …

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Mixed performance for private sector activities

Rising customer numbers support expanding private sector output according to Stanbic Bank Uganda index Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Growth was recorded again in the Ugandan private sector during May, with output, new orders and employment all rising over the course of the month, according to the monthly Stanbic …

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EPRC launches project to find modalities for rewarding unpaid care work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Makerere University-based Economic Policy Research Center-EPRC has launched a three-year project to search for ways how unpaid care work both at home and at the workplace can be rewarded.  Speaking to URN about the project, Prof. Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo, the Principal Investigator and researcher …

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Poor Ugandans not seeking healthcare

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The burden of catastrophic health expenditures remains large in many countries in Africa. A report by the Makerere University-based Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) shows that most of the health expenditure in Uganda is met privately and by the rich. Due to this, a …

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Gov’t asked to fund local think tanks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has been asked to actively fund activities of local think tanks as their dependence on foreign funders could be affecting the kind of research they do. Think tanks are organizations staffed with experts providing advice and ideas on specific political or economic problems. …

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Forget China, think local

New report by EPRC echoes global procurement experts on post-COVID business | THE INDEPENDENT | Businesses in Uganda should build new supply chains following the disruption to their old ones caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19. That is one of many takeaways from a business climate survey …

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4.4 million Ugandans could lose jobs due to coronavirus-Report

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Four million Ugandans could lose their jobs if the Coronavirus pandemic persists for the next six months, according to the business climate index published by the Economic Policy Research Centre. EPRC conducted a survey, sending questionnaires electronically to 147 businesses which are a panel of …

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