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The IGC Uganda Country Programme has been generously hosted at the Bank of Uganda since it opened in 2012. Priority areas include managing resources and monetary policy, the regional integration process, raising incomes and inclusive growth.
Amongst others, highlights of past work include: research into the real integration of economic activity within the EAC; the evolution of public expenditure priorities in light of natural resource revenues; the options and strategies for financing fiscal deficits within the country; and a conference to explore how best to harness public-private partnerships.
One of the Programme’s most prominent contributions in Uganda was the Africa Growth Forum in 2013. Co-hosted by the Bank of Uganda and the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, the forum brought together top policymakers from across Africa and the world’s leading experts to discuss growth throughout the region.
As the priorities of the Ugandan government evolve, the IGC will expend to cover new research areas. The team looks forward to a vigorously growing programme, and the emergence of even stronger partnerships.
Our Uganda Country Strategy Note is available here (updated January 2021).
University of California - San Diego
Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics
International Monetary Fund
Assistant Professor of Economics
Colegio Universitario De Estudios Financieros