Uganda in the 1970s and early 1980s was one of Africa's more tragic economic stories. Emerging from civil war, it had to embark on reform in the early to mid-1980s from a position of severe political weakness. In the study, the effects of economic policy at the aggregate level are discussed in detail, but 'snapshot' empirical analyses of responses at the household level, both urban and rural, are also presented. Uganda was for many years considered to be Africa's 'worst case'; its recent recovery thus provides hope for similar countries in the region.
Table of ContentsList of Acronyms Map of Uganda Preface Introduction The Years of Optimism (1960-71) Crisis and Decline (1972-80) Reform without Stability: Obote II to the NRM (1981-86) Fully-fledged Liberalisation (1987-) Income, Poverty and Social Services Looking Ahead Concluding Remarks Appendix A: Urban Adaptation: a Study of Kampala Households Appendix B: Rural Adaptation: Evidence from Masaka District References Index