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

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.

In light of the likely negative impacts of gambling, the industry needs to be strictly controlled, well regulated and effectively policed. Presently, the gambling industry is regulated by the National Lotteries Board (NLB) and is guided by the National Lotteries Act of 1967, the Gaming and Pool Betting (Control and Taxation) Act of 1968, and an addendum of statutory guidelines introduced in 2012/13.

Creating an enabling policy environment for agricultural finance to support climate risk management in Uganda

The impacts of climate hazards such as floods and droughts have significant consequences for the development of agricultural value chains. These impacts are critical in developing countries such as Uganda, which rely heavily on the agricultural sector to meet their economic and food security needs.

Miriam Katunze

Miriam KatunzeResearch Analyst

Email: mkatunze@eprcug.org


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