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Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) 2002f
51 Pool Road, Makerere University Campus Kampala , Uganda
tel:256-41 541023/541024/540141/540159 fax:256-41 541022

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1994.

General Description: EPRC is an autonomous nonprofit organization funded by the African Capacity Building Foundation and the government of Uganda. The center was established with the mission to contribute to sustainable growth and development through the advancement of research-based knowledge and policy analysis. In pursuit of this mission, it undertakes applied economics research and operates programs for capacity development in policy analysis. EPRC aims to: conduct high-quality applied economics research and carry out rigorous policy analysis; produce research outputs in user-friendly language for dissemination to a wide spectrum of users; provide the intellectual foundation for economic policy making; enhance capacity for research and policy analysis through professional training programs; develop and maintain national and international institutional networking to exploit the synergies of collaborative work; and to ensure intellectual sustainability of core in-country capacity for economic policy research. Based on the recognition it enjoys, the center has succeeded in establishing strong national and international institutional linkages.

Annual Budget: USD 1.1 million (2001)

(As of December, 2002)

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