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 Producer Partnerships in fostering  Agricultural value chains in Uganda: The case of Oil palm

This study shows the problems facing Public, Private, and Producer Partnerships (PPPPs) in increasing Uganda’s production of vegetable oil and avails the institutional set up to foster oil palm value chain. 

State of Uganda’s Maize Industry

This paper highlights key challenges in the maize industry and offers key recommended actions for government to improve key nodes of the maize value chain. 

How to overcome the challenges faced by private companies engaged in agricultural research and development

This brief recommends specific actions that could ease private sector engagement in agricultural research and development.

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.

Mildred Barungi

Mildred BarungiResearch Fellow


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