14 Vegetarian Taco Recipes Even Meat Eaters Will Love

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I may be an omnivore, but I have a deep, deep love for vegetarian tacos. It all started during my 22-day stint as a vegan (and thus, also a vegetarian)—meat-free tacos became my solace. They were the first thing I ate that didn’t feel like “vegan food” (although I’ve since learned that can be pretty good, too), because I loved meatless tacos just as much as their chicken, beef, and shrimp counterparts.

Even now, I’ll often choose a vegetarian taco over a traditional one. When you add the right spices into the mix, crumbled tempeh and tofu are super convincing stand-ins for ground beef (even the texture is similar—less mealy, even). And if you don’t eat soy-based meat substitutes, there are endless options for hearty, delicious vegetable and grain fillings, too.

None of this is to say that beef (or any other meat you’d put in a taco) is inherently bad, of course. But if you’re looking to eat less meat or cut back on calories (because many vegetarian tacos are lighter), these 14 recipes can turn even meat lovers into vegetarian taco converts. (This goes without saying, but all you vegetarians out there will love them, too.)

Tofu Crumble Tacos

Crumbled Tofu Tacos from Connoisseurus Veg

This recipe also explains how to store tofu in your freezer, so you’re always 15 minutes away from taco time when you’ve got it on hand.

Mango Peanut Tempeh Tacos

Mango Peanut Tempeh Tacos from Love and Lemons

These colorful tacos have a sweet and savory Thai twist.

Roasted Butternut Squash Tacos

Roasted Butternut Squash Tacos from Cookie and Kate

Butternut squash makes for a creamy, unexpected taco filling, while purple cabbage adds crunch and black beans provide protein.

Grilled Zucchini Tacos

Grilled Zucchini Tacos from Spoon Fork Bacon

Tortillas are stuffed with the best of the season’s produce in these perfectly light summer tacos.

Baked Tofu Tacos with Chipotle Tahini Sauce

Baked Tofu Tacos With Chipotle Tahini Sauce from A Couple Cooks

The tofu in this recipe is marinated and then baked for a crunchy-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside result.

Tempeh Tacos with Avocado Kiwi Salsa

Tempeh Tacos With Avocado Kiwi Salsa from Live Eat Learn

These look pretty much identical to those traditional ground beef tacos in crunchy shells you used to know and love, but with a vegan twist.

Roasted Cauliflower and Lentil Tacos

Roasted Cauliflower and Lentil Tacos from Cookie and Kate

In case you were looking for yet another way to use one of the most versatile veggies around, cauliflower makes a pretty great taco filling.

Crispy Tofu Tacos with Lime Crema

Crispy Tofu Tacos With Lime Crema from Simply Quinoa

A quinoa coating gives tofu a super satisfying crunch in these tacos, while creamy avocado and lime crema balance it out.

Quinoa Taco Meat

Quinoa Tacos from Minimalist Baker

Quinoa taco “meat” is a super flavorful alternative to ground beef, because you’ve still got all of those taco spices working together.

Lentil Walnut Tacos with Smoky Cashew Queso

Lentil Walnut Tacos With Smoky Cashew Queso from Dishing Up the Dirt

The smoky cashew queso these tacos are topped with might become your new favorite sauce.

Chipotle Tempeh Tacos

Chipotle Tempeh Tacos from Dietitian Debbie Dishes

Black bean salsa makes these tempeh tacos even heartier for a filling meal any night of the week.

Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos

Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos from Fannetastic Food

This may be one of the most unique recipes you ever try—the filling may look like shredded pork, but jackfruit is actually the convincing substitute.

Summer Vegetarian Tacos with Avocado Cream

Summer Vegetarian Tacos With Avocado Cream from Naturally Ella

The feta topping gives these fresh tacos a Mediterranean vibe.

Sweet Potato Avocado Tacos

Sweet Potato Avocado Tacos from Love and Lemons

These are my personal all-time favorite vegetarian tacos—sweet potatoes, black beans, and avocado are already a great flavor combination, and it’s even better wrapped in a warm soft taco.

Love your chicken juicy? You will definitely love this Whole Roast Chicken recipe

If you are a meat lover then you are definitely going to love this Whole Roast Chicken Recipe.

When it comes to Whole Roast Chicken, most people like to follow the age-old family recipes handed down to them by their grandmothers. But what about the ones who don’t have a secret family recipe to fall back on? We feel their disappointment, we do. But it’s nothing that you can’t work around. Family recipes are fine but in today’s world with gourmet food being the talk of the town, it’s just kind of silly to stick to just one.

We asked Chef Samta Gupta, Desi Roots, New Delhi, to share her recipe with us and she was more than happy!

Ingredients
1.5 – 2 kg – Whole chicken (insides cleaned)
3-4 – Boiled potatoes
1 cup – Steamed peas
1 cup – Mushrooms, chopped
2 tbsp – Dijon Mustard
3-4 tbsp – Barbeque sauce
4-5 cloves – Garlic, grated
Rosemary – To taste
Worcestershire sauce – To taste
Balsamic Vinegar – To taste
Honey – To taste
Juice of 2-3 lemons
Salt – To taste
Ground black pepper – To taste

Method

Marination:
* Make sure when you get the chicken from the butcher shop, he has cleaned the insides of the chicken well. Based on your preference, you can either leave the skin on the chicken or remove it. If you leave it on, then the skin becomes crispy and the fat under it melts, thereby, adding more flavour to the dish; but if you are health conscious, then it’s advisable to get rid of it.

* Once you’re ready to marinate the chicken, place it in a bowl and add balsamic vinegar, mustard sauce, barbeque sauce, honey and lemon juice to it.

* Now, rub the chicken with garlic, salt and pepper and then add rosemary.

* Let the chicken stay in the marinade for at least 2-3 hours – the longer the better. You can also leave it overnight.

Roast:

* Boil the potatoes, take the skin off and cut them in half.

* Steam the peas. I usually pressure cook them (one whistle) and add a tablespoon of sugar in the water to sweeten the peas up.

* Place the marinated chicken in a nice serving dish.

* Stuff the chicken with the boiled potatoes, steamed peas and chopped mushrooms. If you’re doing this for the first time, don’t get stressed out. Just pack the vegetables in there.

* Whatever peas, potatoes and mushrooms are left after the stuffing, place it around the chicken ornamentally.

* Preheat the oven at 200°C for about 15-20 mins.

* Put the chicken into the oven and let it cook for about 45-50 minutes. Every oven has different heat settings so temperatures tend to vary – you will need to check for yourself when the chicken is done.

* Serve straight out of the oven with bread, some brown sauce, herb-garlic butter and mashed potatoes.

Note:
How to make Brown Sauce: Take some chicken stock and bring it to a boil. Pour in Worcestershire sauce, barbeque sauce, garlic and salt to taste. Add a blob of butter to make the sauce rich and creamy and then add a spoonful of corn flour mixed with water to thicken. You are good to go.

Privatisation of education minus robust supervision will be a disaster

The Sustainable Development Goal Number 4 says, by 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and Goal-4 effective learning outcome

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Wednesday said the government needs to exit infrastructure projects and even look at handing over schools and colleges to the private sector as is the case in Canada and Australia. At the same time, he was critical of India’s private sector, terming it as “most irrational” and “insensitive”. Mr Kant said it messed up projects by aggressive bidding and creating the current crisis in the public private partnership (PPP) model. The idea of privatising education is not a new one; over the years, thanks to the dipping quality of education in government-run schools in India, there has been a demand for private intervention. But in India, the experience of PPP in education has been a mixed one. Two years ago, the Rajasthan government unveiled a PPP policy model to hand over more than 70,000 State-run schools to the private education sector but had to be scrapped after 3.5 lakh teachers resisted the move.

At the international level, the mood, however, is towards private-public partnership The Sustainable Development Goals — Agenda 2030 — (India is a signatory) also talks about the PPP model, but mostly in the infrastructure sector. However, PPPs cannot be a panacea in any sector unless there is a robust institutional framework to oversee its implementation. A United Nations Department of Social Affairs report — ‘PPPs and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development ‘— stresses that for PPPs to become successful, it is necessary that countries have in place “the institutional capacity to create, manage, and evaluate them”. It also talks about the four steps that need to be taken to ensure the success of PPPs: Correct identification of projects, proper structuring of contacts, establishment of a comprehensive and transparent fiscal accounting and reporting standard, and ensuring legal, regulatory and monitoring frameworks that ensure appropriate pricing and quality of service.

Goal number 4 of SDGs is about education: “By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and Goal-4 effective learning outcomes” is one of the main targets.

If this goal has to be reached using the PPP route, then it is imperative that the government systems have to be upgraded to keep a hawk eye on the progress of such partnerships. But present India doesn’t seem to be ready and equipped for such an overhaul.

Soon 15 IIITs will be able to grant BTech, MTech degrees; LS passes bill

The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a bill declaring the 15 existing IIITs, established through public-private partnership, as institutions of national importance, enabling them to grant degrees.

The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a bill declaring the 15 existing IIITs, established through public-private partnership, as institutions of national importance, enabling them to grant degrees.

Education was not an issue of political partisanship, said Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar in his reply to the debate over the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Public-Private Partnership) Bill, 2017.

“Education is not an issue for party politics. It is an issue of national policy,” Javadekar said.

The statement of objects and reasons of the bill states that the IIITs set up in public-private partnership mode are required to be given statutory status and enable the institutes to grant degrees to their students.

“As the students of five existing Indian Institutes of Information Technology would be completing their graduation in July and August, 2017, there is an urgent need to confer statutory status upon such institutes,” it said.

The minister also said that an effort was being made to fill vacancies in various higher educational institutions.

Javadekar said that vacancies related to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes had not been fulfilled in the Jawaharlal Nehru University for the past 10 years and these were being filled now.

 

 

 

Paying touts for MBBS admissions? It will be cancelled, warns Medical Council

It’s raining text messages on candidates who have qualified National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) this year from touts promising them seats in private medical colleges for anything between Rs 10 lakh to Rs 1.25 crore. Anyone tempted by such offers and skipping NEET counselling, which is mandatory for joining medical and dental programmes, runs the risk of having his or her admission cancelled, a senior Medical Council of India (MCI) official has warned.

He said such candidates would be caught out by the MCI as it gets lists from all state governments of all students who have appeared for counselling and selected their colleges.

“Students who get direct admission by paying money to agents or the colleges can be caught easily and we will cancel their admission,” he said.

While NEET rules mandate admissions only through counselling, many people have complained of a flood of text messages from ‘agents’ or touts guaranteeing seats for money – without counselling.

When this correspondent, as a parent of a candidate qualifying NEET, met some of the touts, most were offering admissions to well known institutes in Uttar Pradesh.

Text messages from touts ‘guaranteeing’ NEET-qualified candidates admission to medical colleges for Rs 10 lakh to Rs 1.25 crore.

“If you pay Rs 10 lakh, we can get your son admitted to any of the private medical colleges in UP,” one ‘agent’ with an office in a posh east Delhi colony said.

This amount was over and above the regular college fee. Assuring that the admission would be valid, the ‘agent’ promised to introduce the candidate to the chairman of a private college in the state who would accept the amount as ‘donation’.

“My commission is only Rs 2 lakh per admission. If you can bring more candidates, I can pay you half from my share, ie, Rs 1 lakh as your commission,” he offered.

Another ‘agent’ in central Delhi ‘advertised’ a seat in a top medical college in Karnataka for Rs 1.25 crore.

None of the agents, however, said they had access to government colleges though some claimed they could “influence” government counselling as well.

“If the candidate hasn’t applied for online counselling, he will have to pay Rs 5 lakh extra for getting his name included through the back door,” another ‘agent’ said.

Academic experts warn students against falling into such traps. Many candidates with low NEET ranks might find such offers tempting but they should know it is illegal and will land them in trouble. NEET counselling is mandatory and joining a medical college directly can lead to disqualification of a candidate. Any attempts to gain a “back door entry” through an agent will not be recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI) which oversees medical education.

Counselling of students is being done by the Medical Counselling Committee.

“Candidates have to apply for online counselling and then get all documents verified for admissions. After that they have to give names of preferred colleges and if they qualify for admissions in those colleges on the basis of their NEET marks they will be admitted,” the MCI official said.

“This is the only legal way to get admission,” he added.

Last year, the MCI cancelled the admission of 519 students from 37 medical colleges across the country for taking direct admission to colleges and skipping the counselling process.

These students are now fighting a court battle to legalise their admissions.

A number of medical colleges are also reportedly misleading candidates by asking them to take direct admission through management quotas.

“There is no management quota after NEET was implemented in 2016 and all admissions are through counselling,” the MCI official said.

Out of 12 lakh students appearing appeared for NEET 2017, 6 lakh have qualified.

But according to the website of the Medical Council of India, there are only 59,570 MBBS seats available.

There are 26,000 seats available for BDS aspirants as per the Dental Council of India, which regulates the programme.

Since MBBS is a more popular choice, students and their parents are desperate to try out all possible means to secure a seat.

MSBSHSE new evaluation pattern: Class IX students will not have oral tests in languages

Class IX students will no longer have to take oral examinations in languages and write internal assessments in social sciences, according to the new evaluation pattern announced by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE).

In a circular issued on Thursday, the MSBSHSE announced the new evaluation pattern for Class IX students as per the new curriculum.

The circular states that students will have to attempt a theory examination for all three languages and social sciences for 100 marks. Currently, the subjects have 20 marks allotted to orals/assignments and 80 marks for theory.

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“Oral exams for languages and the 20 marks-assignments in social sciences have been scrapped. We came across instances of schools inflating internal marks for their students to increase their overall score. The move is aimed to stop this practice,” said an official from the education department.

The new pattern would come into effect from the 2017-18 academic year.

The official said that from the next academic year, the same marking pattern will be implemented for Class X.

6 Tips That Will Help You Take The Best Food Photographs

Do you wonder how some people always manage to ace their food pictures and the ones you click, in contrast, look all dull and boring? Social media platforms are now overloaded with pictures of food that are beautiful, tasteful, enticing and sometime just plain gorgeous. Food photography is a skill that can be developed over a course time with the right knowledge and know-how. Because, if you are not tempted while looking at your own food pictures, then something must be wrong, right?

It is essential to note that some of the most appetizing photographs of food across social media haven’t been captured using a high-tech, expensive camera equipment. Thus, while DSLR cameras may give you a slight edge over others, getting an aesthetic food photograph needs more than just hi-end gadgetry. You humble smartphone can deliver good pictures too if you follow a few important points. To begin with, a well-captured food photograph possesses the capability to reflect the inherent taste of the food item that is clicked. That is how powerful the photograph must be.

6 simple, and important, things to keep in mind to get the best food photographs.

 6 Tips That Will Help You Take The Best Food Photographs

1. Light will guide you: 

For any photograph, whether it’s a portrait of a person, a landscape view or a food picture, adequate light is the most important aspect that must be taken into consideration. Natural light beats any other source of artificial lighting. It helps capture the nitty-gritties of the dish thus making it more appealing. Light must always come from the front or the side and make sure never to shoot in excess light as it defeats the purpose of the photograph. Avoid using the flash mode while clicking pictures of food, as the flash tends to create reflections giving the food a different orientation.

2. Angle: Depending on the food item, the most suitable angle helps enhance the photograph. While certain items will look best when shot directly from top, others will stand out when shot from the side, for instance, a multi-layered cake.  Some items like a burger will look best when shot at eye level. The angle is a subjective yet an essential characteristic in food photography. Try framing the shot using a few different angles before you zero-in on your preferred choice.

3. Pick a point of focus:

Here, we mean the ‘hero’ of the shot and the part you want people to pay attention to most. This is especially helpful when shooting in crowded or cluttered spaces. You should be able to pick the dish/platter and make that the hero of your photo. If one is shooting on a dining table, for example, make sure you include only the essential items on the table in the photograph. Otherwise, the attention is diverted away from the dish. Decide what is significant for the composition of the picture and what is not. Focus on what will make the photo look complete and avoid over crowding the shot.

4. Close up or not?


How ‘close’ do you want to see the food in your picture? A lot of people like taking only close-up shots of food and ingredients, and in most cases this works. Plated dishes, with a play of colours could look good in a wider view too. Try a few and see what does justice to the dish you are taking pictures of.

5. Interaction is the key: 

Food photographs look a hundred times more appealing by adding a human element. It increases the level of engagement for the viewer, making it appear more real. Thus, while shooting, make it a point to hold the item in your hand, for instance. Compose the picture in a manner that incorporates some human element.

6. Props make all the difference: 

Even the most palatable dish can look unappealing if not presented well. Thus, props make all the difference. It is of paramount importance that the correct cutlery, utensils, mats etc be used in food photography. Use clean plates and try and make use of white cutlery, which enables the food colors to stand out.

Ansel Adams once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”, and with the essential steps mentioned above, you are sure to make the best photograph possible. Happy clicking!

 

DU tales: Sites in North Campus that will make you inquisitive about history

Who said history is boring? Did you know that the vice-chancellor’s office in North Campus is the place where Bhagat Singh was held captive for a day? There are many such nuggets of history hidden in the monuments in and around the North Campus of Delhi University. Though K- Nags (Kamla Nagar) and Hudson Lane will pop up as popular hang out options during conversations; use the breaks between your classes to get acquainted with the hidden gems of history on campus and feel the old stone on your skin. Click a selfie or two at these places of historical importance as we provide you the trivia.

Chauburji Mosque 

Chauburji Mosque was constructed in the 14th century. (Manoj Verma/HT Photo)

Located in the Northern Ridge, this heritage site was constructed in the 14th century. Many say that it was built by Feroz Shah Tughlaq — a prominent ruler of the Tughlaq Dynasty. It’s name probably came from the four turrets that were once present around the main structure but now there’s only one. “We don’t call it the Chauburji Mosque. We just refer to it as ‘the monument’ whenever we talk about going there. We often hang out in the Northern Ridge and one day we spotted this monument. We tried to go inside and explore it but we found that it’s under restoration and it’s premises are usually locked. I wish it opens soon for the visitors because it looks amazing just from it’s exterior,” says Ankit Attree, II year student of Political Science at Ramjas College.

Pir Ghaib

Pir Ghaib was the hunting lodge of Feroz Shah Tughlaq. (Manoj Verma/HT Photo)

The hunting lodge of Feroz Shah Tughlaq is known as Pir Ghaib today. Wonder why this name? The popular folklore has the answer — once a pir (saint) was mediating inside this historical structure and never came out of it. Since then, the place is known as Pir Ghaib (read gayab) — which translates to ‘vanished saint’. Some believe that the saint’s spirit still haunts this monument, located inside the premises of Hindu Rao Hospital. If you are interested in haunted places, must find out the truth behind this one!

Mutiny Memorial

Mutiny Memorial is an evidence of the lives lost in 1857 mutiny. (Manoj Verma/HT Photo)

“My seniors told me about this place, and since I’m a student of history, I know for a fact that the Mutiny Memorial holds a special place in the 1857 revolt. It was on top of my to-do list since the day I joined DU and was excited when I finally got to visit the towering beauty from the British era,” says Palak Kapoor, II year History student from Hindu College. Built in 1863, the memorial is located in the lush greens of the Northern Ridge and the building can be spotted from far. In the panels placed around the base, there’s a record of more than two thousand officers and men who were killed, wounded or went missing during the mutiny. “It’s usually locked but there’s always a guard present. You just need to request him to open the gates and relive the history,” adds Kapoor.

Qudsia Bagh 

Qudsia Bagh was built for Qudsia Begum by her husband, emperor Muhammad Shah. (Manoj Verma/HT Photo)

Qudsia Bagh, a garden complex near Kashmere Gate, is near DU’s Indraprastha (IP) College for Women. This structure was built for Qudsia Begum, wife of emperor Muhammad Shah. As history has it, the river Yamuna used to flow near it. Today, one can just feast the eyes in the greenery of the place and the tweeting of the birds. In addition, the sound of prayers from the Qudsia Mosque within the complex make you laze around all day long. “This is the best place for us when we want to read a book or organise a quick selfie session. After college, if we have to hang out, it’s not always shopping that’s on our mind. That’s when this garden becomes our chilling zone,” says Pragya Priyadarshani, II year mass communication student of IP College.

Khooni Jheel 

The signage leading to Khooni Jheel. (Manoj Verma/HT Photo)

Another place related to the 1857 Revolt is a water body called Khooni Jheel, also in The Ridge. The bodies of the rebels and soldiers, during the mutiny, were dumped here, and thus the place got such a name. Though it might look like a water body in the woods, a number of spooky and mysterious tales attached to this place make it another haunted spot.

The bodies of the rebels and soldiers, who fought during the 1857 Revolt, were dumped here. (Manoj Verma/HT Photo)

Or may be not because the beauty of this place makes it difficult to believe that the place is haunted. Yet, one must try to know the story of the headless soldier, who protects bodies of the dead at the night. Excited?

 

Microsoft confirms it will ‘eliminate positions’, could cut thousands of jobs

Technology giant Microsoft is undertaking a major reorganisation in its sales and marketing units that will likely see the company cutting about 4,000 jobs from its workforce, mostly outside the US.

A Microsoft spokesperson said in an email on Thursday that the company is implementing changes to better serve its customers and partners.

“Today, we are taking steps to notify some employees that their jobs are under consideration or that their positions will be eliminated. Like all companies, we evaluate our business on a regular basis. This can result in increased investment in some places and, from time-to-time, re- deployment in others,” the spokesperson told PTI in an emailed statement.

While the spokesperson declined to confirm any specifics, a report in the New York Times said the overhauling of technology giant led by India-born Satya Nadella will cut 3,000 to 4,000 jobs, mostly outside the US.

The report said the possible total of job cuts was described by a person familiar with Microsoft’s plans, who was not authorised to speak on the record about them.

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It added that Microsoft workers were notified on Thursday if their current job was affected. Some of the workers will get other jobs within the software company.

“This is being done mainly to evolve the skill sets we need,” Frank Shaw, a Microsoft spokesperson told NYT.

Last week, Microsoft had described a realignment of its sales and marketing arm, which employs about 50,000 people worldwide.

In an internal email last week, Judson Althoff, a Microsoft executive vice-president, described the reorganisation and its rationale.

He wrote that there was “an enormous $4.5 trillion market opportunity” for Microsoft in the coming years”.

Althoff had said the sales and marketing changes were intended to “enable us to align the right resources for the right customer at the right time”.

He had identified expanding Microsoft’s cloud offerings in data analysis and artificial intelligence, and helping companies in every industry to become digital businesses, using Microsoft tools as key areas of opportunity.

Microsoft has 71,000 employees in the US and 121,000 employees around the globe.

 

India will be base to the economic pole of global growth over the coming decade: Study

India will be the base to the economic pole of global growth over the coming decade, remaining ahead of China, according to a Harvard University research.

The study also warns of a continued slowdown in global growth over the coming decade. India and Uganda top the list of the fastest growing economies to 2025, at 7.7% annually.

“The economic pole of global growth has moved over the past few years from China to neighbouring India, where it is likely to stay over the coming decade,” new growth projections presented by researchers at Center for International Development at Harvard University (CID) said.

Growth in emerging markets is predicted to continue to outpace that of advanced economies, though not uniformly. The projections are optimistic about new growth hubs in East Africa and new segments of Southeast Asia, led by Indonesia and Vietnam.

Researchers attribute India’s rapid growth prospects to the fact that it is particularly well positioned to continue diversifying into new areas, given the capabilities accumulated to date.

“India has made inroads in diversifying its export base to include more complex sectors, such as chemicals, vehicles, and certain electronics,” it said.

Indian economy

The new data reveals a decline in China’s exports. China’s economic complexity ranking also falls four spots for the first time since the global financial crisis.

“China’s rapid growth rate over the past decade has narrowed the gap between its complexity and its income, which researchers suggest is the harbinger of slower growth,” the research said.

The growth projections still have China growing above the world average, though at 4.4% annually for the coming decade, the slowdown relative to the current growth trend is significant, it added.

The growth projections are based on measures of each country’s economic complexity, which captures the diversity and sophistication of the productive capabilities embedded in its exports and the ease with which it could further diversify by expanding those capabilities.

“The major oil economies are experiencing the pitfalls of their reliance on one resource. India, Indonesia, and Vietnam have accumulated new capabilities that allow for more diverse and more complex production that predicts faster growth in the coming years,” said Ricardo Hausmann, director of CID, professor at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), and the lead researcher of The Atlas of Economic Complexity.

Uganda joins three other East African countries in the top 10 fastest growing countries, though a significant fraction of that growth is due to rapid population growth. On a per capita basis, Uganda is the only East African country that remains in the top 10 in the growth projections, though at 4.5 per cent annually its prospects are more modest.