Francis Mwesigye joined the Centre as a Research Associate in 2014 and became Research Fellow in 2015. He holds a PhD and Masters in Policy Analysis, specializing in Development Economics, from National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan; and B.A. in Economics with First Class honors from Makerere University.

 His research interests are applied econometrics in areas of Land Tenure Institutions, Agriculture, Education and Health. Before joining EPRC, Francis worked as a research assistant for Global Centre of Excellence at National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), teaching assistant at GRIPS, and as an Auditor at Ernst and Young-Uganda.

Francis Mwesigye: publications

This paper provides a micro perspective on the impact that mobile money services have on an individual’s saving behavior using 2013 Uganda FinScope data. 
Access and Use of Credit in Uganda: Unlocking the dilemma of financing smallholder farmers
The paper examines the extent of access and use of credit by small holder farmers in Uganda. Despite several interventions in agricultural financing by government, access to credit by smallholder farmers has remained very low and stagnating over the years. The paper reviews information from the various agricultural financing initiatives government has implemented over the years. 

Francis Mwesigye

Francis Mwesigye

Research Fellow


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