“Due to the increasing threat of the CORONA virus in Uganda, effective Wednesday March 25th 2020 to April 9th 2020, the Economic Policy Research Centre Staff members will continue working online from their homes,” said EPRC management.
Economic Policy Research Centre -EPRC building at Makerere University
The Economic Policy
Research Centre-EPRC at Makerere University has announced a temporary shutdown
because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In a statement posted on its website on Tuesday evening, EPRC says normal
business operations will resume on April 14, 2020.
“Due to the increasing threat of the CORONA virus in Uganda, effective
Wednesday March 25th 2020 to April 9th 2020, the Economic Policy Research
Centre Staff members will continue working online from their homes,” said EPRC
Jossy Muhangi, the EPRC Communications Officer, said over 30 staff will
starting Wednesday this week work from home. “Researchers are facilitated
with airtime and bundles so that they can link up with colleagues and work. In
case of anything we can reopen, but if things don’t improve we shall see how to
continue working without having people come to office,” Muhangi told URN in a
According to Muhangi, several activities have been affected including field
studies, dissemination workshops, events and public dialogues. He says all these
have been temporarily closed. “All pending reports from our partners can
be worked on from home and submitted,” he added.
On Monday night, the Health Ministry confirmed eight new coronavirus cases of
Ugandan nationals who had returned from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE);
between March 20, 2020 and March 22, 2020 aboard the Emirates and Ethiopian
Established in 1993, EPRC is an autonomous not-for-profit organization limited
by guarantee and fills fundamental voids in economics research, policy
analysis, and capacity building for effective in-country contributions to
Uganda's policy processes.
It provides research based evidence and policy analysis to support the
formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of government policies.