Ezra Francis Munyambonera is the Head of the Macroeconomics Department. He joined EPRC in August 2011 as a Research Fellow after which he was elevated to Senior Research Fellow in March 2016. Prior to joining EPRC, he worked with the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) in Coffee Policy and Strategy Development (1996-2011).

He has a PhD in Economics from Makerere University. He also holds a MSc Agricultural Economics and a BSc Agriculture (majoring in Agricultural Economics) of Makerere University. His other appointments include Research Assistant- Socioeconomics (Uganda coffee/banana farming systems), Department of Agricultural Economics Makerere University (1991-1994); Part-time Lecturer Makerere University Business School (MUBS) from 2009-2011.

His areas of research and policy include macroeconomic analysis, multi-sectoral strategy formulation and evaluation, public sector management, public expenditure analysis and local economic development, export sector competitiveness and trade integration (value chain profitability and domestic resource cost), financial sector performance and access to and use of financial services in Uganda.

Ezra Francis Munyambonera: publications

The Need for Further Reforms in Uganda’s Public Sector Pension System

The policy brief provides an assessment of the structure, design and the trends in public spending on public pensions; and draws implications for its sustainability and affordability.

This report presents the Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) rankings for Uganda, as guided by document reviews, with validation and agreement by the key stakeholders. The rankings are based on a number of different criteria, including four major themes divided into various sub-themes that are subdivided into specific economic indicators.

Uganda’s progress towards achieving inclusive sustainable growth is curtailed by large deficits in infrastructure stock, particularly in the transport and energy sectors. This study explores options for financing the scaling up of infrastructure development in Uganda.

Uganda still faces huge deficits across all sectors despite the remarkable progress in infrastructure development made in transport, energy, water and information and communication technology that require financing beyond the public budget ceilings.

A Review of Uganda's Public Finance Management Reforms (2012 To 2014): Are the Reforms Yielding the Expected Outcomes?

Despite the enactment of a number of public finance management reforms since the 1990s, misappropriation of public funds in Uganda remains a challenge. For example, scandals in the Office of the Prime Minister where UGX 60 billion was stolen and UGX 340 billion was lost to ghost pensioners in the Ministry of Public Services prompted several donor governments to suspend budget support to Uganda in 2012. In response to this and other challenges, the government took advantage of provisions in existing laws and regulations to initiate a number of new reforms and measures to further strengthen public financial management and improve public service delivery.

Ezra Francis Munyambonera (PhD)

Ezra Francis Munyambonera Research Fellow

Email: emunyambonera@eprcug.org


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