Crisis, Adjustment and Growth in Uganda: a Study of Adaptation in an African Economy

by Arne Bigsten and Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa

Published Macmillan Press, June 1999, 272pp, Hardback £60.00. ISBN: 0-333-76384-X.


Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The years of optimism (1960-71) 2.1 Introduction
2.2 Economic policy in the 1960s
2.3 Economic performance (1960-71)
2.4 Conclusions
Chapter 3 Crisis and decline (1972-80) 3.1 Introduction
3.2 Economic policy in the 1970s
3.3 Economic performance (1972-80)
3.4 Conclusions
Chapter 4 Reform without stability:
Oboto II to the NRM (1981-86)
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Initiating economic reform
4.3 Production and trade performance
4.4 Summary and conclusions
Appendix 4A: Analytical framework
Appendix 4B: Official exchange rate 1981-96
Chapter 5 Fully-fledged liberalisation (1987-) 5.1 Introduction
5.2 IMF and World Bank strategies for reform
5.3 Preliminary reforms in the late 1980s
5.4 Deepening reforms in the 1990s
5.5 Economic performance under full liberalisation
5.6 Changes in economic performance
5.7 Concluding remarks
Chapter 6 Income, poverty and social services 6.1 Introduction
6.2 Changes in real income
6.3 Income distribution and poverty
6.4 Education
6.5 Health care
6.6 Summary and conclusions
Chapter 7 Looking ahead 7.1 Introduction
7.2 Addressing poverty
7.3 Developing markets and domestic capacities
7.4 Foreign assistance and debt
Chapter 8 Concluding remarks
Appendix A Urban adaptation:
a study of Kampala households
1. Introduction
2. Aspects of urban responses
3. The Kampala survey
4. The structure of incomes in Kampala
5. Analysis of income generation
6. Changes under early adjustment
7. Summary and conclusions
Appendix A1: Descriptive statistics for variables in the earnings function
Appendix A2: The double-hurdle model
Appendix A3: Sample parishes/wards and villages
Appendix B Rural adaptation:
evidence from Masaka District
1. Introduction
2. Aspects of rural responses
3. The Masaka survey
4. The structure of rural incomes
5. Analysis of income generation and labour allocation
6. The efficiency of labour allocation
7. Changes under early adjustment 1985-90
8. Summary and conclusions
Appendix B1: Sample counties, parishes and villages