The director's words

Warm welcome from

Matovu ,Fred Ph.D

On behalf of the PADRI Board of Directors, I welcome you to our redesigned website.

I feel privileged to lead PADRI in a new direction devoted to addressing the increasing scrutiny and challenges our research industry faces at every level, in all spheres PADRI’s core team has been involved in a number of research projects these include over the last one year

  1. The Effects of Agricultural Extension Services on Farm Yields in Uganda: Evidence from Agriculture Census Data’’.
  2. Social protection and the vulnerable communities in East Africa: implications for the household welfare” funded by Canada’s IDRC.
  3. lll-health and labour market outcomes in Uganda: An analysis using UNHS 2005/06 survey data. funded by AERC
  4. The cost of motorcycle accidents in Kampala funded by Cross Roads, UK And several on-going projects


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PADRI provides government with expert advice and assistance in the formulation of economic policy particularly in relation to macroeconomic conditions, forecasting, public finances, industrial strategy and the Sub-Saharan Africa's fiscal surveillance.

At PADRI we use of microeconometric techniques to uncover the micro dynamics behind macro shocks. We examine the measurement of social welfare, poverty and inequality taking into account features that have been found to be important welfare determinants in behavioural economics. These are differences between standard poverty and inequality measures based

Under Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (MLE), We do continuous management function to assess if progress is made in achieving expected results, to spot bottlenecks in implementation and to highlight whether there are any unintended effects (positive or negative) from an investment plan, programme or project (“project/plan”) and its ..

In responding to the health challenges of climate change,we survey, health policies and resource allocations needed to understand the resource consequences of their decisions. This is done to avail and strengthen economic evidence for policy makers to draw on in making health policy decisions.

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On Going Projects 2020

The Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) has commissioned PADRI to undertake an impact evaluation of the UWEP intervention which has been ongoing for the last 5 years. This is a country-wide program aimed at improving the economic welfare of vulnerable women in Uganda. The evaluation has been design to cover both implementation processes and impact of the programme on the welfare of the beneficiaries. The outcome of the evaluation will inform design and breadth of the next phase of the programme. The evaluation will be undertaken Jan – May 2020.

Completed Projects 2017-2019

This regulatory impact assessment was commissioned by the Ministry of Health (MOH) under Mulago National Referral Hospital Administration, following the proposal to establish a National Specialised Hospital (MNSH) at Mulago in order to respond to the increasing need to provide specialized care for critical illnesses.

PADRI in collaboration with researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK  conducted a study for the evaluation of the Merck for Uganda Mothers (MUM)-Profam Social Franchise in Uganda.


The Government of Uganda (GoU), through the National Planning Authority (NPA) commissioned PADRI to develop a Local Government (LG) development Issues paper for the National Development Plan II 2015/16-2019/20 to guide the implementation of the Uganda Vision 2040, of "A transformed Ugandan Society from a peasant to a modern and prosperous country within 30 years".


The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) commissioned PADRI to undertake a qualitative assessment of the coverage of diarrhea treatment (zinc and ORS) for children in Uganda. . The study investigated the availability, pricing practices and provider’s knowledge, attitude and behavior on the use of ORS/Zinc.

PADRI, in partnership with Development Pathways conducted the fieldwork for the Uganda Cost of Living with Disability Survey (UCLDS) commissioned by the Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development and conducted by Development (MGLSD). The Survey was the first of its kind to provide a situational analysis of disability in Uganda.

PADRI staff joined other researchers from ACE Policy Research Institute to conduct a scoping study of refugees in Uganda from March – November, 2019. The study involved fieldwork in 15 refugee settlements and host communities in 12 refugee hosting districts of Arua, Koboko, Yumbe, Adjumani, Lamwo, Moyo, Isingiro, Kamwenge, Kyegegwa, Hoima, Kiryandongo, and Kampala.