CDA INSIGHTS

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Historicizing the Hustle: What Kenya’s Colonial Legacy Tells Us About Poverty in African Cities

“Us, we are hustlers,” they tell me in chorus. “We’ve come to Nairobi just to hustle”. Peter, Sam, Nicholas and James moved to Nairobi between 10 and 25 years ago. They report to work at 6am every morning to pull mkokoteni, or handcarts; bringing fruit, vegetables, and jerry cans of water to and from markets. When hired, they share the ...
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It’s Time To Bet The Farm On It: A Look at Uganda’s Agri-Food System

Agriculture in Uganda is in a state of paradox: its huge commercial growth potential lies juxtaposed with its highly fragmented nature. The sector is ripe with high-value business prospects which lie just beyond the reach of many local small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Commercially viable SMEs comprise the backbone of nearly all modern agricultural systems throughout developed and emerging markets. How ...
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/ Report Publication

Reality Check: Powering Uganda’s Transformation

This study explores the relationship between energy and economic transformation in Uganda. Commissioned by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and carried out by the Centre for Development Alternatives, it forms the tenth edition of the Reality Check publication series. It examines to what extent Uganda’s energy system currently drives or hinders economic transformation, identifies the greatest constraints hindering the energy system from being ...
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