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

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

A Comparative analysis of the tourism sectors in the East African Community - the way forward for Uganda

The study seeks to answer the following question: What are the impediments to the sector and what should be done to achieve full potential? 

Country Reviews of Capacity Development: The Case of Uganda

Poorly functioning public sector institutions and weak governance are major constraints to growth and equitable development in many developing countries. This occasional paper discusses ways Uganda can address its development challenges in light of NDP and a series of poverty alleviation programmes. 

This paper examines the determinants of price differentials across 79 districts in Uganda. It identifies the main production areas for key agricultural commodities and consumption destinations.

Isaac M. B. Shinyekwa (PhD)

Isaac MResearch Fellow


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