Joseph Muvawala

  • Executive Director
  • National Planning Authority

Joseph Muvawala holds a PhD in Economics, a Master of Arts in Economic Policy and Planning and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Social Administration, all from Makerere University. He possesses professional experience both at middle-level and top management of over 20 years in development practice and policy formulation. For the last 6 years, Dr. Muvawala has been the Executive Director of the National Planning Authority a semi-autonomous Agency under the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, charged with developing integrated development plans for Uganda. Under this job, Joseph is tasked with managing and handling complex deliverables related to various sectors of the economy, including and not limited to sustainable financial and socio-economic development, evaluation of Government programmes and policies, development of the National Development Plans and monitoring their implementation, advising the Executive on economic policy direction for improved economic growth, among others. Joseph possesses profound experience in evaluation principles, standards, processes, and methodologies, including demonstrable understanding of state-of-the-art evaluation theories and practices. He has provided technical oversight of evaluation of Government programs such as the Universal Primary Education (UPE), the Decentralization programme, Mid-term and End of Term evaluations of the National Development Plans (NDP I and NDP II), various Government projects, Country Strategy Papers, Donor Country Strategies, to mention but a few.