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Project Title Project Description Funding Agency Core Research Team Status
Labour Market Dynamics in Times of Crisis: Evidence from Uganda

This study (i) Examines the employment effect of economic growth (employment elasticity or employment intensity of growth); and (ii) Analyzes the survival of firms.

University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

B. L. Yawe, E. Hisali and J. Ddumba-Ssentamu

Technical Efficiency and Total Factor Productivity Growth in Uganda’s Primary Schools

To measure the performance of Uganda’s education system over the period 2003-2009 (UPE started in 1997 and the first UPE pupils to sit for Primary Leaving Examinations sat in 2003)

AERC (African Economic Research Consortium)    

Bruno Yawe (PhD) – Lead investigator

Differences Between Fee Structure of Mobile Money Technologies and Traditional Banking Systems, Social Psychological Determinants and Service Uptake: A Case Study of Uganda

To examine fee structures of the various mobile money providers in comparison with traditional banking, social psychological factors and how they influence uptake; mobile money technology use and adoption in Uganda

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI) at the University of California, Irvine

  • Bruno Yawe (PhD) – Lead Investigator
  • Tinah Nassali (MA.Candidate) CoBAMS – Co- Investigator
Social Protection and Vulnerable Communities in East Africa: Implications for household welfare: Masindi, Dokolo and Moroto .

The purpose of the project is to enhance the understanding of SP initiatives among vulnerable communities (majorly women and children), and their impact on house hold welfare. It is being conducted in Uganda, Kenya and Burundi. 

International development research centre (IDRC)

Fred Matovu, (PhD) – Project Leader in collaboration with the School of Economics University of Nairobi and Faculty of Economics, University of Burundi