Jennifer Musisi

Jennifer Musisi is a Senior Advisor at the IGC. She is an experienced lawyer and public administrator in Uganda, and has been Executive Director of the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) since 2011. She has been at the head of the transformation of the City Administration from a Local Government to a Corporate Entity under the Central Government.

Jennifer has a strong legal, administrative and leadership background, and previously worked as Commissioner Legal Services and Board Affairs in the national Uganda Revenue Authority. She has trained at Makerere University, Kampala, as well as numerous other institutions including The George Washington University, Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School.

Jennifer has over 30 international, regional and local awards and works with various international agencies on urban transformation projects as well as African City leaders on issues of urban transformation. Jennifer is also an international speaker on matters of sustainable urban transformation.

Content by Jennifer Musisi
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    Property taxes in a pandemic world

    While increasing demands are being placed on cities to address the current crisis and plan for resilience in the future, key sources of city government revenues are drying up. Taxes based on the value of land and/or property offer extraordinary potential for cities in financing urban recovery, but crucial to this is raising tax morale through visible investments in...

    13 Aug 2020 | Astrid Haas, Priya Manwaring, Jennifer Musisi

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    Empowering our cities to fight the pandemics of the future

    Members of the Cities that Work council come together to delineate the critical challenges that need to be addressed to equip our cities to withstand pandemics. Cities accomplish many wonderful things - they enable people to exchange ideas, goods and services, and many other forms of collaboration. However, the fact that they serve as international and national...

    18 Jun 2020 | Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE, Paul Collier, Edward Glaeser, Astrid Haas, Craig Kesson, Jonathan Leape, Jennifer Musisi, Naison Mutizwa-Mangiza, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, Tony Venables

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    Fighting COVID-19 in cities: Perspectives from the Cities that Work council

    On 10th June 2020, the Cities that Work Council came together to discuss evidence and experience on the city-level response to COVID-19. This video shows highlights of this meeting.

    18 Jun 2020

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    Cities that Work launch event at the World Bank

    The IGC's Cities that Work initiative was publicly launched at the World Bank on 7 September 2017 with a panel discussing the topic 'Research into Policy to Support Well-Managed Urbanisation’, featuring: Francisco Ferreira (World Bank); Ed Glaeser (IGC and Harvard University); Jennifer Musisi (Kampala Capital City Authority); Tony Venables (IGC and Oxford University);...

    20 Mar 2018

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    In conversation with Jennifer Musisi at the World Urban Forum

    Astrid Haas (International Growth Centre) speaks to Jennifer Musisi (Executive Director, Kampala Capital City Authority) about policies for growing cities at the World Urban Forum.

    14 Feb 2018

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    Jennifer Musisi: Urban challenges in the developing world

    Jennifer S Musisi, Executive Director of the Kampala Capital City Authority, outlines some of the key challenges facing cities in the developing world.

    7 Feb 2018

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    Jennifer Musisi: Lessons from Kampala

    Jennifer S Musisi, Executive Director of the Kampala Capital City Authority, discusses the inefficiencies of urban authorities in the developing world and outlines work done in Kampala to transform its urban governance.

    7 Dec 2017