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The political economy of governance reforms in Uganda
This paper explores three cases of successful governance reforms in Uganda, highlighting the political and institutional factors that explain the methods of implementation, as well as features they have in common. The three cases of governance reform - civil service reform, the creations of a semi-autonomous revenue authority and anti-corruption agencies - have achieved a degree of initial success. The evidence presented here suggests that design flaws and the failure to anticipate political motivations have undermined the early success of Uganda's governance reforms.
Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
Governance, Reform, Civil service, Taxation, Uganda