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 Distributional Impacts of Fiscal Consolidation in Uganda

This paper employs the dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model to examine tax design issues that arise in addressing debt increases.

Expanding the Pension Sector in Uganda

The study investigates the nature of additional reforms required to expand pension coverage in Uganda. Specifically, the study focuses on governance and regulation, scope and coverage, efficiency, and competitiveness with specific reference to national social security, fiscal burden of the public pension scheme, and entry of new players in the pension space.

Effectiveness of the Public Payroll Decentralisation Reforms in Uganda

This study examines the extent to which the decentralisation of payroll management and salary processing has achieved its intended objectives.

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.

Ezra Francis Munyambonera (PhD)

Ezra Francis Munyambonera Research Fellow

Email: emunyambonera@eprcug.org

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