Business Services Market Development, Uganda, DFID/ILO, 2004-5

    This project ran from 2002 to 2005, focusing on the enhancement of supply chains where rural, small enterprises are providing (or could provide) substantial inputs. By enhancing these supply chains, it is anticipated that major benefits will accrue to those rural enterprises, in terms of increased market access, and the provision of various supporting services. Many of the outputs of the project are posted to the right.

    The Paper on Making Service Markets Work for the Poor, by Jim Tanburn and Regina Kamuhanda, describes how service markets work for the poor in Uganda, in education, primary health, telecommunications, financial services, commercial radio, agricultural extension, public transport and vocational training. The Paper concludes that understanding among policy makers varies widely, with some service markets working relatively well for the poor, and others still fragmented or disfunctional.

    Associated Activities and Documents
    Final Documentation
    »Making Service Markets Work for the Poor in Uganda, by Jim Tanburn and Regina Kamuhanda, 2005
    Synthesis Documents
    »Fifth Annual Service Markets Seminar, Chiang Mai, Thailand, September 2004