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Title:Fiscal policy, growth and poverty reduction in Uganda PDF Logo
Authors:Kayizzi-Mugerwa, Steve
Issue Date:2002
Series/Report no.:WIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2002/33
Abstract:After more than a decade of economic decline and civil war, Uganda was able to return to economic growth thanks to the policies pursued by Museveni’s National Resistance Movement which elicited considerable donor support. They include macroeconomic reforms, public sector restructuring, privatisation and decentralization, all with emphasis on poverty reduction. The government recognises that fiscal policy is the key to success and much effort has, in the past decade, gone towards fiscal reforms and the improvement of institutional capacities. Still, in a country with limited finances and a thin tax base the competition for resources has been stiff. While the government has been able to embark on initiatives such as universal primary education, thanks to an improved revenue base and donor support, the decentralization drive is hindered by serious fiscal constraints at the local level.
Subjects:fiscal policy
growth
poverty reduction
Uganda
Africa
JEL:O23
H30
O55
ISBN:929190189X
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Discussion Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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