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Economic Policy Research Centre

  • Project Name:
    Economic Policy Research Centre
    Institution :
    Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC)
    • Core Competence:
      Economic Policy Analysis and Management
    Strategic Pillar:
    Tracking Policy Impact
    Project Region :
    Eastern & Southern Africa
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    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 500 000
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    Phase :
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    Grant Amount (USD):
    2 000 000
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    Grant Number:
    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 800 000
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    1 600 000
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    The Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) was established as an autonomous not-for-profit organization with financial support from the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), Government of Uganda (GoU), and other donors in 1993, which was a period of far-reaching economic reforms in Uganda. It was registered in Uganda under the companies Act (Cap. 110) as a company limited by guarantee and not having share capital. The Centre was designed to fill gaps in economics research, policy analysis, and capacity building within the Uganda policy processes. The main objective of the Centre upon creation was to conduct and disseminate high quality economic research for policy formulation and advisory by the institutions’ stakeholders, and contribute to building analytical capacity through training and technical assistance.

    Project Description:

    The goal of the EPRC project has been  to strengthen the think tank, so that it continues to contribute effectively to the national policy formulation and development process in Uganda. Specifically the current phase  focuses on:

    • Consolidating EPRC’s contribution to the policy formulation and development process through  conducting and disseminating  high quality applied economic research and policy analysis;
    • Providing technical support to government and other stakeholders in the policy making, implementation and monitoring process; and
    • Strengthening EPRC’s institutional capacity to conduct policy oriented economic research, policy analysis and capacity building programs.
Thomas Kwesi Quartey

ACBF has been granted the status of a specialized agency because of the potential to transform Africa through capacity development.

H.E. Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson, AU Commission
Erastus Mwencha

The recognition of ACBF as the African Union’s Specialized Agency for Capacity Development launches the beginning of a new era for capacity building by ACBF, which will require an appropriate level of political commitment and financial support from all stakeholders.

H.E. Erastus Mwencha, Chair, ACBF Executive Board
Lamin Momodou

The remarkable achievements ACBF has registered over the past 26 years is not by accident in our opinion. They have come through hard work, dedication, commitment, purposeful leadership, support from the member countries as well as productive partnership building.

Mr. Lamin Momodou MANNEH, Director, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa
Goodall Gondwe

Africa needs ACBF as much, probably more now, than at the time it was created in 1991.

Hon. Goodall Gondwe, former Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance – Malawi
Ken Ofori Atta

Ghana’s partnership with ACBF is a tremendous blessing for us and therefore the opportunity for Ghana to host the 26th ACBF Board of Governors Meeting is something that we treasure.

Hon Ken Ofori Atta, Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance - Ghana