IDD hosts visiting researcher from Uganda

This week, IDD hosted a visit from Lawrence Bategeka, a senior research fellow at the Economic Policy Research Centre at Makerere University in Uganda working on monetary and public finance policies, and debt sustainability.

During his visit, Mr. Bategeka met with staff of the International Development Department and the Department of Economics to explore ideas for research collaboration, gave a seminar on his research: "Oil and Gas Discovery in Uganda: prospects for the country's development", and participated in workshops on research communication and influencing policy.

Outcomes of the visit include agreements to participate in the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre’s rapid-response research network, to collaborate on preparing a proposal for the Commonwealth Professional Fellowships programme, and to support an upcoming visit by an IDD researcher to Uganda.

The visit was organised by the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre in IDD.