Ugandas Economic Reforms: Insider Accounts

Hardcover | January 3, 2010

EditorFlorence Kuteesa, Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, Alan Whitworth

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Following the fifteen years rule of Idi Amin, war and civil war, the Ugandan economy was in ruins by the time peace was restored in 1986. Since then Uganda has consistently been one of the fastest growing economies in Africa, leading to a substantial reduction in poverty. Its economic successhas attracted considerable attention and has arguably had more influence on development thinking and on the international aid architecture than any other country. The HIPC debt relief initiative, the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, and the growth of budget support have all been stronglyinfluenced by Ugandan experience and thinking. Ugandan innovations such as poverty reduction strategies, public expenditure tracking surveys, and virtual poverty funds have been widely adopted elsewhere. Most of the reforms which transformed the economy originated within the Uganda government during the 1990s, rather than being imposed through donor conditionality. In this book, for the first time many of the architects of those reforms give their personal accounts of the thinking behind thereforms, how they were implemented, and their impact. Since measures that work well in one environment may fail when transplanted to a different environment, the authors identify factors that were critical to the success of Uganda's reforms. While a number of individual reforms have been the subjectof academic study, this book represents the first consolidated account of the economic reforms undertaken by the Uganda government and their impact on growth and poverty reduction.

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Following the fifteen years rule of Idi Amin, war and civil war, the Ugandan economy was in ruins by the time peace was restored in 1986. Since then Uganda has consistently been one of the fastest growing economies in Africa, leading to a substantial reduction in poverty. Its economic successhas attracted considerable attention and has...

Florence Kuteesa is a Public Expenditure Management Advisor in the East Africa Regional Technical Assistance Centre of the International Monetary Fund, Dar es Salaam. From 1983 to 2004 she worked for the Ugandan Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, rising from the level of Economist to Director Budget. She was a sen...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pagesPublished:January 3, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Alan Whitworth and Tim Williamson: Overview of Ugandan Economic Reform since 19862. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile: Institutional and Political Dimensions of Economic Reform3. Charles Byaruhanga, Mark Henstridge, and Louis Kasekende: Exchange Rate, Fiscal, and Monetary Policy4. Mary Goretti Sendyona: Public Service Restructuring and Pay Reform5. Gerry Cawley and Justin Zake: Tax Reform6. Alan Whitworth: Planning and Development Budget Reform, 1990-19957. Kenneth Mugambe: The Poverty Eradication Action Plan8. Martin Brownbridge, Giulio Federico, and Florence Kuteesa: Budget Reform and the Medium Term Expenditure Framework9. Ishmael Magona: Sector Wide Approach and Sector Working Groups10. Margaret Kakande: Poverty Monitoring11. E.S.K. Muwanga-Zake: Statistics Reform12. Damoni Kitabire: Debt Management and Debt Relief13. Martin Brownbridge: Aligning Aid with Government Fiscal Objectives14. Tim Williamson: Fiscal Decentralisation15. Gustavio Bwoch and Robert Muwanga: Financial Management and Accountability Reform16. Emmanuel Nyirinkindi and Michael Opagi: Privatisation and Parastatal Reform