Summary of Lessons Learned from the Four Years of Uganda Business Climate Surveys

The Business Climate Index (BCI) has been produced by the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) for Uganda, since June 2012. It reflects the perceptions of Ugandan business managers on the current and near future (expected three months ahead) business conditions. The BCI is a perceptions indicator of economic activity and the general business environment in which businesses operate. It can be used to forecast turning points in economic activity and thus provides critical information for policy makers both in Government and the Private Sector. A brief overview of the findings is presented in this issue, regarding the business climate surveys conducted between April – June 2012 and July – September 2015.