Personal Information
  • Name: Sarah N. Ssewanyana (PhD)
  • Designation: Executive Director
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  • Phone: 041-541023/4, 540141

Dr. Sarah Ssewanyana is the Executive Director of Economic Policy Research Centre, a position she has held since 2009. Dr. Ssewanyana joined the Centre in March 2003 as a Senior Research Fellow and later served as the Principal Research Fellow in 2008.

Previously, Dr. Ssewanyana taught undergraduate and graduate students at the Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics, Makerere University. She was an external examiner to masters and PhD dissertations for Uganda Management Institute, Makerere University, and University of Sydney, Australia.

Dr. Ssewanyana holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Sydney, Australia; Masters in Science in Agricultural Economics from the University of Manitoba, Canada; and a Bachelor of Statistics (Hons) from Makerere University. She has steered EPRC to be recognized as one of the globally recognized policy think tanks.

Dr. Ssewanyana has extensively researched poverty, food security, health, education, and social service delivery, among others. She has a number of peer-reviewed publications and working papers in the above research areas. She has served on various boards and committees for reputable agencies.

Publications by Dr. Sarah N. Ssewanyana