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Project Title

Project Description

Funding Agency

Core Research Team


Building the economic case for investments in social protection in Uganda

July 2015- July 2017:

The Netherlands. The study will build evidence on the impact of social protection programs on human capital development and local economic development (LED) in Uganda. Conducted in Collaboration with researchers from Maastricht

WOTRO, University, The Netherlands and University of Manchester, UK



Social Franchising Case Studies in India and Uganda

July2015-May 2016:

The study explored the role of PROFAM social franchise in improving access to quality maternal health care services in through the private health care providers in Uganda. Conducted in collaboration with researchers at LSHTM

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).







Project Title

Project Description

Funding Agency

Core Research Team


Social Protection and Vulnerable Communities in East Africa: Implications for household welfare: Masindi, Dokolo and Moroto .


The purpose of the project is to enhance the understanding of SP initiatives among vulnerable communities (majorly women and children), and their impact on house hold welfare. It is being conducted in Uganda, Kenya and Burundi.

International development research centre (IDRC)


Fred Matovu, (PhD) – Project Leader in collaboration with the School of Economics University of Nairobi and Faculty of Economics, University of Burundi


Differences Between Fee Structure of Mobile Money Technologies and Traditional Banking Systems, Social Psychological Determinants and Service Uptake: A Case Study of Uganda


The study examined fee structures of the various mobile money providers in comparison with traditional banking, social psychological factors and how they influence uptake; mobile money technology use and adoption in Uganda

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI) at the University of California, Irvine

Bruno Yawe (PhD) – Lead Investigator

Tinah Nassali (MA.Candidate) CoBAMS – Co- Investigator


Technical Efficiency and Total Factor Productivity Growth in Uganda’s Primary Schools


The study measured the performance of Uganda’s education system over the period 2003-2009 (UPE started in 1997 and the first UPE pupils to sit for Primary Leaving Examinations sat in 2003)

AERC (African Economic Research Consortium)   

Bruno Yawe (PhD) – Lead investigator


Labour Market Dynamics in Times of Crisis: Evidence from Uganda

The study (i) Examined the employment effect of economic growth (employment elasticity or employment intensity of growth); and (ii) Analyzes the survival of firms.


University of Witwatersrand, South Africa 

B. L. Yawe, E. Hisali and J. Ddumba-Ssentamu


Estimating the Economic Burden of Malaria in Uganda"


The study estimated the direct and indirect household costs of managing (prevention and  treatment) of malaria in Uganda.

Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) and PATH



Social Protection and the Vulnerable Communities in East Africa: Implications for Household Welfare


A regional research project for Uganda, Kenya and Burundi, funded by the IDRC. The study examined the role of social protection  programs  in responding to shocks, promoting enterprise development for women and Educational attainment for Children. Conducted in collaboration with researchers at University of Nairobi, Kenya and University of Burundi.




The Effects of Agricultural Extension Services on Farm Yields in Uganda: Evidence from Agriculture Census Data



The study examined the productivity effects of agricultural extension services among crop agricultural farmers in Uganda. Conducted in collaboration with researchers at Uganda Christian University, Mukono