Mildred Barungi joined the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) in May 2011 as a Research Analyst. She is currently working as a Research Fellow. She holds a degree of philosophy (PhD) in Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Previously, Mildred worked with the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and Environmental Management Associates (EMA) Consult Ltd, where she gained experience in program monitoring and evaluation, conducting both desk-based and field-based research and analysing data using STATA. She has researched and published in the areas of transaction costs, agricultural technology adoption, impact assessment and policy evaluation.

At EPRC, Mildred has been involved in undertaking research on value chain analysis, program impact evaluation, program budget, benefit incidence and cost effectiveness analysis, among others. Mildred is a member of the Uganda Economics Association (UEA), International Association of Agricultural Economist (IAAE) and African Growth and Development Policy Modelling Consortium (AGRODEP).

Mildred Barungi: publications

The role of Public Private Partnerships in enhancing access to quality Education: The Case of PEAS Intervention in Uganda

The results in this policy brief indicate that the PEAS intervention enhanced access to education for poor students and those from remote and hard to reach areas.

Lowering the Cost of Secondary Education through Strategic Public-Private Partnerships: Evidence from the PEAS programme in Uganda

Due to the variety of income sources for secondary schools, the average expenditures between public and other schools differ markedly. This brief examines the drivers of secondary school expenditures and whether private schools delivering USE services offer an opportunity to reduce the overall cost of secondary education in Uganda.

Farmers’ information seeking behaviour patterns are crucial in informing the design of extension activities to enable farmers to obtain the required information from fewer sources.

How Farming Practices Should Shape Single Spine Agriculture Extension Service Provision in Uganda

Uganda’s effort to mitigate rising food insecurity and meet income needs using prevailing farming practice is unsustainable. A transformation in agricultural production and productivity is needed.

Uganda’s Agricultural Extension Systems: How Appropriate is the Single Spine Structure?

Despite well-intended interventions in agricultural extension reforms, a large number of smallholder farmers and other vulnerable groups remain unreached by the various public extension systems, and the private sector plays only a limited role.

Mildred Barungi

Mildred BarungiResearch Fellow


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