Miriam is a Research Analyst at the Economic Policy Research Center. While at EPRC, she is attached to trade and regional integration unit but also has interest in gender; agricultural value chains; public finance; public and institutional governance; water and sanitation related work. Since joining EPRC, she has worked on various projects such as the MAFAP Public Expenditure tracking and assessment for Uganda; assessment of budgeting for agricultural water for smallholders in Uganda and training civil servants in evidence-based policy-making.

Miriam holds an MA International Economics degree from Kingston University London, United Kingdom and a bachelor’s degree in Education from Makerere University, Uganda. Miriam has varied past work experience such as research assistant with World Health Organization on an immunization project and teacher of French and Economics at top secondary schools in Uganda.

She has had various tutorship such as project management; competitiveness and corporate social responsibility; ArcGIS-Geo coded aid data; and policy engagement and communication; among others. Miriam has excellent analytical skills and is proficient in the use of software packages such as STATA and Eviews.  

Miriam Katunze: publications

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.

Pension Coverage: How inclusive is Uganda’s Social Security System?

This Fact Sheet looks at the salient features of the extent of inclusiveness of the pension sector coverage in Uganda and lists the viable policy implications. It takes into consideration, coverage by geographical location and gender among others.

Policy Brief: Improving the Ware House Receipt System in Uganda

This brief evaluates efforts towards the WRS and provides information that will be helpful to the UWRSA in aligning its activities for a public E-WRS in Uganda. It draws findings and policy recommendations from a study on the Uganda Warehouse Receipt Systems: improving market competitiveness and service delivery conducted EPRC.

Uganda Warehousing Receipt System: Improving Market Competitiveness and Service Delivery

With the Uganda Warehouse Receipt System Authority in place, the government of Uganda seeks to reinstate the public warehouse receipt system with a concentration on the electronic-WRS.

The role of the public sector in incentivizing the update of climate resilient seeds in Uganda

This brief highlights the need to access to quality seeds in building climate resilient value chains because it promotes improved quantity and quality of agricultural products.

Miriam Katunze

Miriam KatunzeResearch Analyst

Email: mkatunze@eprcug.org

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