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Ugandans are much richer-UBOS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan economy is bigger than previously estimated, with new numbers showing Ugandans are much richer than had been thought, according to Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). According to UBOS, they rebased the economy using the prices of 2015/16 financial year. This saw Uganda’s size …

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Brexit turmoil drives UK towards recession

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s economy unexpectedly shrank in the second quarter of the year on Brexit turmoil, official data showed Friday, placing the country on the verge of recession. Gross domestic product (GDP) fell 0.2 percent in the April-June period, the first time the economy has contracted in …

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Oil exports key for Uganda to handle growing debt – BoU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s capacity to manage its growing public debt will depend on the country’s ability to export oil by 2023, a Bank of Uganda June 2019 State of the Economy report has shown. In the report, the Central Bank indicates that Uganda’s public debt stock will …

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MUSEVENI: Uganda’s per capital income up

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita is now equivalent to $800, President Yoweri Museveni stated in his State of the Nation Address this afternoon. Uganda’s  Gross Domestic Product per capita was last recorded at $666.61 in 2017. It averaged 439.43 USD from 1982 …

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COMMENT: Beyond GDP measurement

We have to know what matters to people, improves their wellbeing, and how we can supply it more COMMENT | JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ | Just under ten years ago, the International Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress issued its report, Mismeasuring Our Lives: Why GDP Doesn’t Add …

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COMMENT: GDP should be corrected, not replaced

Instead of seeking a new, disruptive framework, we should focus on making incremental changes COMMENT | URS ROHNER | Respected economists have long pointed out that gross domestic product is an inadequate measure of economic development and social well-being, and thus should not be policymakers’ sole fixation. Yet we have not gotten …

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Rethinking Rwanda’s town

Kampala, Uganda |  AGENCIES | World Bank says growth higher than stated Large scale urbanisation has already taken place in Rwanda, with the pace of it much faster than official records suggest because the definition of urban areas needs refining. Urbanisation appears to have had a positive impact on structural …

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