Title: Review of development effectiveness in Uganda

Authors: Lawrence Bategeka, John Ddumba-Ssentamu, Dirk T.G. Rubbelke

Addresses: Economic Policy Research Centre, Kampala, Uganda. ' Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. ' Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo (CICERO), Pb. 1129 Blindern, 0318 Oslo, Norway

Abstract: The 2004 Annual Review of Development Effectiveness (ARDE) analyses and evaluates the World Bank|s development assistance activities. It concludes that the Bank has paid insufficient attention to issues of growth. Furthermore, it argues that without growth no sustainable poverty reduction is attainable. The objective of our paper is two-fold. First, we have a closer look at the implications of the ARDE for Uganda. Second, we illustrate how growth aspects can be more actively taken into account and which interrelations with the social environment exist.

Keywords: development assistance; economic growth; public goods; Uganda; development effectiveness; poverty reduction; ARDE; World Bank; social environment; public policy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPP.2009.025257

International Journal of Public Policy, 2009 Vol.4 No.6, pp.459 - 478

Published online: 18 May 2009 *

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