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Internal conflicts, dictatorship, and economic disintegration characterized the first twenty-five years of Uganda's independence from British colonial rule, which culminated in the reign of Idi Amin and a violent civil war. The country has since achieved an astounding turnaround of stability and growth. Advancing the Ugandan Economy is a first-hand look at the remarkable policy changes that took place from 1986 to 2012 and their effect in contrast with the turbulent events after independence.

Ezra Suruma held several key positions in the Ugandan government during the nation's transition period, including minister of finance. His insightful recounting of those times demonstrates that African countries can achieve economic stability and sustain rapid growth when they meet at least two interdependent conditions: establishing a stable and secure political framework and unleashing entrepreneurialism. Suruma also highlights the strategic areas that still require fundamental reform if Uganda is to become a modern state and shares his vision for the future of his country.

Rarely in African history has so much positive political and economic transformation of a country been achieved in such a short time. Suruma's account of the commitment, determination, vision, and dexterity of the Ugandan government holds invaluable lessons in managing the still complex policy challenges facing the African continent.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. 1. Introduction: A Journey through Uganda's Turbulent Times
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. 2. A New Paradigm for Governance
  2. pp. 7-11
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  1. 3. The Transformation of Politics: Beyond the Ruling Party
  2. pp. 12-17
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  1. 4. A Historical Overview of the Ugandan State and Economy, 1950-2010
  2. pp. 18-25
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  1. 5. Ideological Uncertainty and Economic Reform
  2. pp. 26-34
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  1. 6. Reforming Foreign Exchange Management
  2. pp. 35-44
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  1. 7. Transforming the Bank of Uganda
  2. pp. 45-54
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  1. 8. Reform of the Export Sector: Coffee
  2. pp. 55-61
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  1. 9. Financial Sector Reform: Negotiating with the Bretton Woods Institutions
  2. pp. 62-66
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  1. 10. The Struggle for Uganda Commerical Bank
  2. pp. 67-75
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  1. 11. The Issue of Rural Banking and Microfinance Institutions
  2. pp. 76-82
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  1. 12. Pension Reform and Social Security
  2. pp. 83-97
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  1. 13. The Rural Development Strategy
  2. pp. 98-105
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  1. 14. Reform and Revitalization of Productivity in the Agricultural Sector
  2. pp. 106-121
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  1. 15. Improving Africa's Agricultural Infrastructure
  2. pp. 122-126
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  1. 16. The Introduction of Tea Production in Southwestern Uganda: A Case Study in Community Development
  2. pp. 127-134
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  1. 17. Oil: Blessing or Curse?
  2. pp. 135-146
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  1. 18. Private Enterprise in Uganda: Challenges and Opportunities
  2. pp. 147-164
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  1. 19. Observations and Comments on Aid
  2. pp. 165-173
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  1. 20. Fast-Tracking East African Integration
  2. pp. 174-179
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  1. 21. Job Creation and Housing Demand in Uganda: An Innovative Synergy
  2. pp. 180-185
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  1. 22. Summary: Uganda's Past and Future
  2. pp. 186-198
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  1. Appendix A: The Parish Model Operational Plan
  2. pp. 199-200
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  1. Appendix B: An Innovative Approach to Job Creation: Estimates as a Basis for Discussion
  2. pp. 201-204
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 205-214
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780815725909
Related ISBN
9780815725893
MARC Record
OCLC
877038772
Pages
213
Launched on MUSE
2014-05-10
Language
English
Open Access
No
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