Ibrahim Kasirye joined the Centre as Young Professional in 2002, re-joining the Centre as Research Fellow in 2010 and has risen through the ranks to become Principal Research Fellow effective November 2013.

Dr Kasirye was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Development Economics at the University of Manchester-UK in 2011 and has extensive experience in micro analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and national household surveys. He has researched and published in the areas of gender, health, education, food security and socioeconomic aspects of HIV/AIDS.

Some of his past research has been presented at the annual Centre for Study of African Economics (CSAE) conference at the University of Oxford and UN-WIDER Institute of Development Economic Research (UN-WIDER) in Helsinki, Finland.

Dr. Kasirye is also a recipient of a number of grants from the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC); and the Centre for Environment Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA).

Ibrahim Kasirye: publications

Overcoming the reproductive health challenges to young women’s employment prospects in Uganda

This brief identifies possible ways in which to enhance the employment prospects of young people in Uganda. It is based on a qualitative survey conducted in four districts of Uganda—Masaka, Namayingo, Yumbe and Kampala.

Using taxation to control Tobacco consumption in Uganda

Drawn from a recent study by EPRC which simulates the potential impact of different tax changes on tobacco consumption, the brief underscores the need to make regular, consistent and uniform adjustments to the tobacco tax structure.

Urban areas in Uganda are increasingly facing competition for their resources in the face of rising population. More than one out of every five Ugandans are residing in urban areas and the urban population is expected to triple in next two decades.

Pay for Locally Monitored Performance? A Welfare Analysis for Teacher Attendance in Ugandan Primary Schools

This paper examines whether payment for locally monitored performance, reduces or improves the quality of reported information for planning purposes, among others in the context of Ugandan primary education.The paper concludes that, even under conservative assumptions that welfare improved when paying for locally monitored performance.

Growth and Welfare Effects of Macroeconomic Shocks in Uganda

This paper examines the growth and welfare effects of three macroeconomic shocks; changes in terms of trade, international oil prices, and development assistance inflows in Uganda during the period 2010-17. The results reveal, among others that the three shocks only led to short-term as opposed to permanent deviations from trend growth in real GDP.

Ibrahim Kasirye

Ibrahim Kasirye

Principal Research Fellow


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