Isaac Shinyekwa is the Head of Trade and Regional Integration Department. He joined EPRC in 2010 as a Research Fellow after which he was elevated to Senior Research Fellow in March 2016. Shinyekwa holds a MSc. in Natural Resource Economics from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (1999) and a PhD in Economics from Makerere University (2013).

He had prior worked as an Associate Researcher with the Centre from 2000 to 2004 on various research projects on a collaborative basis with the University of Manchester and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI)'s Chronic Poverty Research Center.

Prior to his appointment as a Research Fellow, Dr. Shinyekwa worked with the Plan for Modernization of Agriculture as a Coordinator for Market Research Studies for two years.  His research and publications are in the areas of rural development and poverty, education, trade and regional integration.

Dr. Shinyekwa has conducted research collaboratively with reputable international research institutions including the Africa Growth Initiative (AGI) of Brookings Institute in the United States, Capturing the Gains Network (CtG), South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), and UN-Wider.

In the recent past, he has been involved in modelling activities using the Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) ISIM-MAMS and gravity models.

Isaac M. B. Shinyekwa: publications

How the Government can support the processing of  cassava for value addition

This study looks at the production and productivity of the cassava value chain  and spells out policy actions government can implement to unlock the cassava sub-sector potential. 

The pursuit of industrialization in the EAC region: The role of trade facilitating infrastructure in promoting exports of manufactured goods

This brief examines the impact of economic infrastructure on the export of manufactured products in the East African Community (EAC) region using a gravity model and data from the COMTRADE and World Integrated Trade Solutions (WITS) database.

Outcome of the Nairobi WTO 10th Ministerial conference - Implications for the EAC cotton sector development

This paper investigates the implications of the package for the cotton sector development in the economy of the EAC as well as in the economies of member
countries, with special focus on Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.

Boosting Domestic Revenue Mobilisation in Uganda

This study focuses on the required changes to increase Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) in Uganda. Specifically, the study analyses DRM reforms, strategies and special initiatives undertaken by Uganda. 

The Role of Economic Infrastructure in Promoting Exports of Manufactured Products: Trade Facilitation and Industrialisation in the EAC.

Using data covering the period between 2001-2014, this paper estimates the impact of economic infrastructure on the exports of manufacturing products for the
East African Countries, specifically, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya

Isaac M. B. Shinyekwa (PhD)

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