Uganda Strengthening the Competitiveness of Private Enterprise
Year Completed: 2006
As a sub-contractor to Chemonics, IBI evaluated the coffee, cotton, and fisheries sectors, developing market strategies including improved quality control and packaging, branding, and transportation activities. IBI’s approach focused on Uganda’s lack of a comprehensive trade strategy to support the competitiveness of its agricultural sub-sectors in global markets. Examining the Doha Development Trade Round, the World Trade Organization operations, the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa, and the East African Community, IBI assessed domestic measures and their potential impacts, including the implementation of a risk-management process for sanitary inspections of fish exports, the reduction of handling costs at Entebbe Air Terminal, and the elimination of unnecessary customs requirements. The findings were presented at a national conference that brought together public, private, and civil society stakeholders from throughout the country.