Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93696
Authors: 
Andrews, Matt
Bategeka, Lawrence
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2013/111
Abstract: 
This paper begins by noting that Uganda has been a public sector reform leader in Africa. It has pursued reforms actively and consistently for three decades now, and has produced many laws, processes and structures that are 'best in class' in Africa (and beyond). The problem is that many of the reforms have been limited to these kinds of gains - producing new institutional forms that function poorly and yield limited impacts. Various kinds of data showed - in various areas (civil service and public administration, public financial management, revenue management, procurement, and anti-corruption) - that laws are often not being implemented, processes are being poorly executed, and there is insufficient follow-up to make sure that new mechanisms work as intended. The paper suggests that government should reframe its reform agenda to address these limitations and close the gaps between what Uganda's system looks like and how it functions.
Subjects: 
development
Uganda
reform
growth
governance
Africa
JEL: 
H11
O10
O19
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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