This project examines how the provision of information improves regulatory compliance and business behaviour by using survey data of women in cross-border trade at the Busia border in Uganda. The results indicate that information about EAC protocol and trade regime increases regulatory compliance, and that basic financial awareness improves business practices and intermediate growth of the firm.
Namatovu, R.; Dawa, S. PEDL Research Note. Gender and Investment: The impact of the EAC integration process on cross border Trade: A case study of women traders in Uganda. Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), (2014) 3 pp.