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Sarah Ssewanyana

Sarah Ssewanyana is currently the Executive Director of the Economic Policy Research Centre. Sarah joined EPRC in March 2003 from the Makerere University Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics where she had lectured to graduate and undergraduate students for more than ten years. She holds a Ph.D in Agricultural Economics from the University of Sydney. Sarah is currently spearheading the poverty research work at the Centre. Her areas of research and publication include food security, child nutrition, higher education and poverty. She has accumulated experience in analyzing large time series of cross-sectional data such as the Uganda National Household Survey data series. 



  • Food Security
  • Child Nutrition
  • Higher Education
  • Poverty


  • Ph.D (University of Sydney)

Library Articles

Uganda's Progress Towards Poverty Reduction during the last Decade 2002/3-2012/13 : Is the Gap Between Leading and Lagging Areas Widening or Narrowing?

"The paper has demonstrated that Uganda has continued to register significant reduction in poverty based on the data drawn from repeated cross-sectional household surveys, but at slower rates of reduction with significant regional disparities. The rate of reduction was fastest during the period 2002/3-2005/6 and slowest in the 2009/10- 2012/13. This progress corroborates with growth in...