Uganda economic update : ninth edition - infrastructure finance deficit : can public-private-partnerships fill the gap?

R. Sebudde, S. Shukla, V. Goffe and al. | The World Bank

As a result of a number of internal and external shocks, Uganda’s economy is currently growing at the lowest rate recorded over the past two decades. The decline over the past five years is related partly to the increasingly volatile external environment and partly to domestic policy responses to shocks and strains related to the ongoing impact of the drought on agriculture, the civil strife in South Sudan, and the upheavals in the banking system. Therefore, current policy is focused on the management of these impacts so that they do not exacerbate macroeconomic instability and on measures to stimulate the economy to increase growth. The first part of the Ninth Uganda Economic Update presents an assessment of the current state of the economy, while the second part addresses a specific theme related to Uganda’s development challenges and the manner in which these may be addressed. This focusses on how the management of PPPs can support Uganda’s investment push by facilitating access to private sector financing, by managing the risks intrinsic in these arrangements, and by maximizing the economic and social value of these partnerships.

Uganda, Long-Term Finance, Infrastructure Finance
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