Makerere University Business School (MUBS) established MUBS Economic Forum (MEF) in 2011 to provide leadership in provision of knowledge and information for capacity building and effective integration of Economics in decision making and practice. The aim is to improve welfare of citizens and households as well as socioeconomic transformation in Uganda, the region and beyond.

The MEF, exists as a semi autonomous unit within the Department of Economics and Energy with a core goal to support the realization of the MUBS Mission by creating and providing information that will empower her clients to effectively manage the present and build a secure future.

Our Vision

A global hub of knowledge for socioeconomic development and transformation

Our Mission

To impact decisions and behaviors of development policy makers and practitioners

Our Core values

  • Integrity
  • Responsive
  • Professional
  • Independent
  • Objective


Prof. Wasswa Balunywa

Principal MUBS & Chairman Board, MUBS Economic Forum

Dr. Fred Muhumuza, Director MUBS Economic Forum

Dr. Fred Muhumuza

Director MUBS Economic Forum & Senior Lecturer in Department of Economics, MUBS

Mr. Richard Mubiru, Board member

Mr. Richard Mubiru

Chairman Economic & Policy Committee UMA, Board (Board member, MEF)

Dr. Patrick Birungi

Dr. Patrick Birungi

Executive Director, UDC (Board member, MEF)

Dr. Ronett Atukunda

HOD Economics faculty of FEEMS, MUBS & Senior Lecturer (Board member, MEF)

Mr. Charles Mbiire, Board member

Mr. Charles Mbiire

Chairman MTN Uganda (Board member, MEF)

Prof. Augustus Nuwagaba, Board member

Prof. Augustus Nuwagaba

Managing Director, REEV Consult International Ltd

Dr. Nanamba Bazinzi, Board member

Dr. Nantamba Bazinzi

Division Head-Informarion Resources BOU

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