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Land Economy and C-EENRG have been awarded two new grants to support research on a project titled: "Determinants of Income Mobility and its impact on Welfare in Uganda.”

last modified Jul 17, 2016 09:21 PM

Land Economy and C-EENRG have been awarded two new grants to support research on a project titled: "Determinants of Income Mobility and its impact on Welfare in Uganda.”

The project is to be undertaken jointly between Prof. Andreas Kontoleon of Land Economy/C-EENRG and Dr Susan Namirembe Kavuma from the School of Economics at Makerere University in Uganda. The collaborators will be using a series of secondary data sources from Uganda and micro-econometric tools to assesses the determinants of income mobility in Uganda and explore the distributional and environmental impacts of internal labour movements. The project will commence in July 2016 and last for 2 years. The project will include data collection activities in Uganda as well staff exchanges between the two collaborating Universities.

Two grants (worth in excess of £20k) have been provided by the Cambridge-Africa project to support these activities. The first is a Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund award that cover fieldwork expenses in Uganda. The second is by the CAPREx (Cambridge-African Partnership for Research Excellence) will cover the costs of staff exchanges (most importantly a 6 moth visit to Cambridge by Dr. Kavuma and hosted by Land Economy/C-EENRG).

The Cambridge-Africa (http://www.cambridge-africa.cam.ac.uk/) is a partnership between the University of Cambridge and several African universities and institutes, which supports the training of African doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. It aims to strengthen Africa's own capacity for a sustainable research and mentoring culture, by cultivating the talented individuals who will make this long-term goal a reality. The Department of Land Economy and CEENRG are strong supporters of the programme and are delighted to be able to collaborate with Dr. Kavuma and Makerere University in this project.