Government of Uganda
The Government of Uganda (GoU) is one of the founding members and the major client or key stakeholder for EPRC. The Government has continued to provide the bulk of the funding support for EPRC’s programmes and activities since its inception in 1993 through counterpart funding from the Ministry of Finance Planning & Economic Development. Although government helped to set up and continues to fund EPRC, the Centre operates outside the institutional structure of Government as an independent and credible research institution. The Centre continues to be impartial in its research work and policy advice to government and other stakeholders.
Ministry of Finance website: finance.go.ug
Makerere University is one of the founding members of EPRC and provider of the land for the EPRC office block. Currently, EPRC is collaborating with the university through the College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS) to conduct research, training, studies and analyses of economic and related policies and other policies incidental to or related to economic or statistical issues.
Think Tank Initiative (TTI)
With the IDRC-TTI support that became effective in July 2009, the Centre has been able to strengthen its outreach and engagement with diverse policy makers, improve its research capacity and quality through the acquisition of analytical tools and ICT infrastructure. In addition, TTI funding has allowed EPRC to build and strengthen links with national and international institutions, as well as improve our research products’ visibility and the marketability.
Global Development Network
GDNet is committed to helping southern researchers communicate their work more effectively through its series of research communications capacity building training events and its range of learning materials. In collaboration with its regional partners, GDNet brings together researchers to build their capacity and skills, improve their ability and increase their confidence in communicating their research to policy to maximise its uptake and impact.
The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)
ACBF has provided substantial funding support for EPRC’s programmes and activities since its inception in 1993 through sustained core institutional grants. To date, EPRC has received four phases of support from the ACBF. The current fourth phase support was signed between EPRC and the ACBF on July 26, 2010 and declared effective on August 5, 2010. The ACBF support has over the years aimed at building and strengthening the institutional capacity of EPRC to enable it to effectively contribute to the policy formulation and development process in Uganda.
Africa Growth Initiative | Brookings Institution
The Africa Growth Initiative (AGI) and EPRC partnership now in its second phase is hinged on generating new high quality, locally informed, influential research on key policy issues for African growth and development. EPRC is one of the six African think tank Partner Institutions, engaging in joint research and outreach activities to produce new, high-quality research on African economic development and structural transformation.