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19:29
19:29

Why Think Tanks Should Deliver AU 2060 Agenda At G20 1 Top story

Prominent researchers say think tanks like the Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) can help be key in the implementation of the African Union Agenda 2063 in G20.
08:43
08:43

Experts Concerned About Unutilised UGX 200b SME Recovery Funds Post-Covid-19 era 3

Disseminating results of the study, Smartson Ainomugisha, a Research fellow at the policy think-tank said they surveyed 1229 business selected from across the country in 2021 but when they went back to check on their resilience in October 2022, they found 118 had closed down.
10:51
10:51

Researchers Study New Digital Tool To Help Farmers Do Better Forecasts 3 1

The researchers who are led by scientists at the Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) say they plan to develop a tool that uses USSD codes and can be used by both smart and feature phone users to seek information or offer alerts on what’s happening in the community and get swift feedback.
13:47
13:47

Women Still Lagging Despite Efforts Towards Popularizing Digital Finance- EPRC financial inclusion 1

Ibrahim Kasirye the Director of Research at the think tank said women still lack simple things like the National Identity Card which are vital for account opening or accessing digital financial services. He says many women also need permission from their spouses to open a bank account.
14:22
14:22

Paying Unequipped Agricultural Extension Workers is Useless, a Waste of Money -Experts 1 4

At a post-budget meeting where the Economic Policy Research Center released their report assessing of the FY2023/24 agro-industrialization programme budget towards provision of agricultural extension, Lawrence Kasenge who heads the agriculture desk in Ministry of Finance admitted that extension services were not budgeted for.
16:59
16:59

Experts Weigh in on Hunger in the 'Food Basket' Twaweza East Africa 9 1

According to Fred Muhumuza, an Economist projects to boost food availability have come over the years but recommendations are never adopted as implementers resort to doing awareness campaigns and designing brochures and T-shirts.
16:45
16:45

Researchers Push Integration of Nutrition Education in the Curriculum food and nutrition 2 1

Speaking at a meeting attended by researchers and policy makers on Friday, Dr. Margaret Kabahenda, a lecturer in the Department of Food Technology and Nutrition at Makerere University noted that while government has put a lot of effort in curbing malnutrition among babies, those gains are undone soon after children start school.
07:07
07:07

EPRC Punches Holes in Primary School Curricula 1

Releasing findings of a research conducted in thirty-two districts where they interviewed teachers, district authorities, Parent–Teacher Association (PTA) members, and school leaders among others, Dr. Linda Nakato, a researcher at EPRC told journalists Wednesday that there is a lack of coordination in terms of what the outcomes of education should be.
14:03
14:03

COVID-19 Economic Shocks Will Push 4.1M Ugandans into Poverty by 2040, EPRC European Union (EU) 1 2

Dr. Linda Nakato from EPRC’s Macro Economics Department, says that their assessment shows that the proportion of the population living below the national poverty line grew from 8.5million people in 2019 to a 9.6million in 2021 as a result of the pandemic.
07:16
07:16

EPRC Calls for Redemption of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises After COVID Blow COVID-19 Impacts 2

Tonny Odokonyero, a Research fellow at the centre told URN in an interview that they surveyed MSMEs that operate businesses in the education, leisure and hospitality sectors. The entities surveyed had a total of 1.03 million jobs by the end of 2019 but these had 425,000 employees less by April 2022, most of which were women and youth.
19:20
19:20

Farmers Still Shun Digital Financing Platforms-Experts 1 2

Irene Sekamwa Kajoro, a Product Manager of Financial Services Development at the Agricultural Business Initiative says they see a lot of phobias, especially among rural farmers where small changes such as the introduction of a tax threw off a number from using mobile money services in conducting business.
16:32
16:32

Men Increasingly Taking on Work Traditionally Assigned to Women-EPRC unpaid care work 1 2

Prof. Paul Bakuluki of Makerere University’s Department of Social Work and Social Administration who was one of the investigators said men had started unpaid care work such as preparing food, fetching water and cleaning whereas their female counterparts are embracing non-traditional roles such as paying for food and meeting costs of health care.
11:49
11:49

Sugarcane Farming: Why Busoga Has Remained The Poorest Sugar cane 1 3 Top story

There is concern that despite the cultivation of sugarcane on a bigger portion of arable land, farmers in Busoga seem not to be reaping from one of the world's most traded crop. Dr. Mbowa observed that while sugarcane production has grown from about one million tons in 1961 to about five million tons by 2018, farmers in areas like Busoga continue to live in poverty.
12:30
12:30

EPRC Launches Project to Find Modalities for Rewarding Unpaid Care Work 1 3 Top story

Commenting about the project and women inclusion issues, Sheikh Muhammad Ali Waiswa, the 2nd Deputy Mufti of Uganda said while they opened up a women’s desk at the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council, they have employed males to work there since women are not forthcoming.
19:45
19:45

Government Moves to Increase Credit Access for Small Agriculture-related Entrepreneurs Bank of Uganda 3

In the 10th edition of the Agriculture Finance, Year Book developed jointly by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, the Bank of Uganda and the Economic Policy Research Centre, the focus is on the small agriculture entrepreneurs.
09:24
09:24

Farmers Worried as China Tightens COVID-19 Measures on Fresh Imports 4

The declining quality is also very evident in the physical structure of animals especially in eastern Uganda, where, one respondent said "a cow can be mistaken for a big goat".
17:43
17:43

Poorer Ugandans not Seeking Healthcare- Report

Of the five countries analyzed in the study whose results were released on Tuesday, only Nigeria has out of pocket hospital payments below 25 per cent of the total household non-food expenditure. Other countries including Uganda, Malawi, Ethiopia and Tanzania had expenditure on health above the 25 per cent threshold.
21:32
21:32

COVID-19 Threatens 3.8 Million Jobs-EPRC covid 19 3

Gideon Badagawa, the Private Sector Foundation Uganda Chief Executive Officer says, this money is likely to be misused because the small and medium enterprises that they are supposed to go to, are not formal.
17:07
17:07

Gov’t Delays Taxes Worth UGX 129.4 Billion in Business Relief 2020/2021 Budget 1 Top story

The Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija has announced the deferring of taxes worth 129.4 billion as a short term emergency relief to businesses due to effects of the Corona virus pandemic.
11:09
11:09

Gov't Asked to Support Vocational Training 3 1

Ingo says African economies and Uganda in particular require a strong base of people skilled through vocational training to offer the required labor for the economy to grow.
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