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Title:Moving beyond the paradox of macroeconomic stability in Uganda?
Authors:Waeyenberge, Elisa Van
Bargawi, Hannah
Year:2015
Periodical:Journal of Contemporary African Studies (ISSN 1469-9397)
Volume:33
Issue:1
Pages:121-140
Language:English
Geographic term:Uganda
Subjects:economic policy
economic planning
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/02589001.2015.1021213
Abstract:This article explores macroeconomic policies in Uganda in the wake of the global financial crisis and following the publication of the 2010 National Development Plan. Despite apparent changes in rhetoric regarding macroeconomic policies by the Ugandan authorities, the paper demonstrates how the commitment to conservative monetary and fiscal policies prevails. The article analyses how the persistently conservative macroeconomic policy stance has exacerbated the lack of economic transformation in the Ugandan economy. The resultant outcome has been a failure to absorb the fast-growing Ugandan labour force into productive and gainful employment. The case is therefore made for an alternative macroeconomic framework that puts public investment at its centre and which complements macroeconomic policies with suitable sector-specific and industrial policies. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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