Sarah Ssewanyana (PhD)

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Education, Marriage, Fertility and Labour Market Experiences of Young Women in Uganda: Evidence From a Qualitative Assessment

Using qualitative methodologies, this paper explores the inter linkages between the transitions from school to work or motherhood and/or marriage and the ensuing effects on future labour market outcomes and choices.

Drivers for Early Labour Market Transitions of Young Women in Uganda: Evidence from the 2015 School to Work Transition Survey

This paper jointly estimates the drivers of key life cycle decisions of educational attainment, marriage age, age of first birth and age at first entry into the labour market for young women in Uganda aged 15-24 years.

Early Labour Market Transitions of Young Women in Uganda

Using the School to Work Transition Surveys (SWTS 2013 and 2015) and the Demographic and Health Surveys (2006 and 2011) for Uganda, this paper descriptively explores links between educational attainment, age of marriage and child-birth and labour market outcomes for young people (15-24 years of age).

Fostering a Sustainable Agro-industrialisation Agenda in Uganda

This draft presenation "Fostering a Sustainable Agro-industrialisation Agenda in Uganda" belongs to Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) and its work in progress. It  briefly explains Uganda’s Industrialisation Agenda, presents the analytical framework for Agro-industrialization, names the key players in agro industry development among others. It was first presented to select Memebers of Parliament for review. The review process is still ongoing and the end result shall be generation of a report on agro industrialization. 

A pathway to social protection development in Uganda: A synthesis report

The funds allocated to social protection in Uganda are still small and insufficient. More still, the actions taken by the institutions responsible for spearheading social protection are not adequate. This synthesis reviews the institutions, policies, laws, implementation plans and evidence that are aligned to support social protection in Uganda.

Rural Women Entrepreneurship In Uganda: A Synthesis Report On Policies, Evidence, And Stakeholders

This synthesis report puts into perspective the nature of Uganda’s rural woman entrepreneurs, paying close attention to the women targeted by the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP). In particular, it looks at the status of women employment and entrepreneurship in Uganda, laws and policies, and assesses the viability of women entrepreneurship.

Governments’ financing of social protection initiatives dismal

The need for multi-faced interventions from both state and non-state actors is essential in addressing various vulnerabilities within different social groups.

Rural women entrepreneurs in Uganda continue to face multiple challenges that impede their enterprise growth and expansion, despite pragmatic interventions from government and non-state actors to enhance entrepreneurship.

The paper provides insights on the tax-benefit implications of the FY2014/15 tax proposals as well as the 2012/13 income tax reform. 

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