Paul Bagabo

Factors Affecting Commitment to Regional Directives: The case of the East African Customs union 2005-2009

Supervisors: Dr. M. Hubbard and Dr. Peter Watt


Paul is a development economist with over 15 years experience in fiscal policy and public financial management. Specifically he possesses over 10 years experience in fiscal policy implementation having worked in various capacities at the Uganda Revenue Authority. Further Paul has public financial management experience having worked on a donor - funded Competitiveness project with the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development- Government of Uganda. In 2010 Paul completed an assignment as part of an international consultancy firm on the microeconomic assessment for large oil and gas project in Tanzania. In addition he was part of the team that developed web- based research training programs for local government health practitioners in Birmingham city council.

Paul possesses an Msc. International development from the University of Birmingham UK, a Hubert Humphrey Fellowship in Public Policy from Michigan State University USA and a fellowship from the Salzburg Fellowship Program (2006).

Paul’s research analyses challenges faced in implementing collectively agreed EAC customs union protocol directives in the partner states of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania (2005-2009). The problem is analyzed using theories of international relations

Paul’s research interests are in issues related to fiscal policy and public financial management for economic growth and development


  • Msc. International Development (University of Birmingham-UK)
  • Hubert Humphrey Fellowship in Public Policy (Michigan State University USA)

Teaching responsibilities

  • 2003: Field Based supervisor for  Masters programs at the Uganda Management Institute