Musa Mayanja Lwanga joined EPRC in May 2011. He holds a Master's degree in International Economics from the Berlin School of Economics and Law and a Bsc. degree in Quantitative Economics from Makerere University, Kampala.

Prior to joinging EPRC, Musa worked with Biz-Econ Consultancy, Buchwerk GmbH in Darmstadt Germany and as a Research Assistant to Dr Neil Kodesh.

Musa Lwanga: publications

Facilitating financial inclusion through promoting the use of mobile money as a saving avenue

Mobile money has gained so much prominence in the developing world in recent times due to its potential to bring on board the financially excluded people. This policy brief however examines the probable reasons why the saving strand has remained unpopular within both the Mobile Network Operators (MNO) and amongst the population.

This report presents the Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) rankings for Uganda, as guided by document reviews, with validation and agreement by the key stakeholders. The rankings are based on a number of different criteria, including four major themes divided into various sub-themes that are subdivided into specific economic indicators.

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. 

The enactment of Uganda’s first National Development Plan has largely been marked by poor implementation of its activities, leading to poor budget outcomes.

The paper suggests reforms aimed at increasing technical capacity at three levels: budget forecasting, budget operation in responding to budget shortfalls/surplus, and technical efficiency and effectiveness in sectoral reallocation in the face of implementation costs.

Reviving the grappling Education Sector: What can be done?

Statistics show that, Uganda attained its highest primary school completion rate of 63 percent in 2002, after which primary school completion rates have steadily fallen to about 56 percent in 2013

Musa Lwanga

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