Economic Policy Research Centre(EPRC) Research Fellow Mr. Corti Paul Lakuma has won the Focus Economics 2020 Analyst Forecast awards. This is the fourth time in a row Mr. Lakuma, an experienced economist, has scooped the award warding off stiff challenges from Fitch Solutions and the Standard Chartered Bank to emerge the best forecaster for Uganda’s Exchange rates.

CortiForex forecaster award

The award recognizes the most accurate forecasters for the main macroeconomic indicators across 89 countries and 22 commodity prices in 2019.

To identify the top economic forecasters, Focus Economics assessed the accuracy of the forecasts submitted by over 350 institutions to its consensus Forecast survey over the course of 22 months.

Among the winning institutions are the world’s most renowned international banks and economic research firms.

Mr. Lakuma also emerged as the third best overall candidate after the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU)and Fitch Solutions respectively.

The yearly Focus Economics Analyst Forecast Awards recognize the analysts whose forecasts submitted to the monthly Consensus Forecast survey are the most accurate.

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