Makerere Fiscal Policy Workshop

Posted by Melt van Schoor on 2017-12-04

Following on from a coopearation agreement between the respective faculties, staff members from the School of Economics at Makerere University in Kampala (Uganda) and the Department of Economics at Stellenbosch University jointly hosted a fiscal policy workshop for around 25 participants comprising staff members, postgraduate students from the College of Business and Management Sciences of Makerere University and others. The workshop dealt with topics such as fiscal consolidation and fiscal frameworks; fiscal implications of regional economic integration in Southern Africa and East Africa; and the role of fiscal policy in reducing inequality and poverty in South Africa and Uganda. Feedback was very positive and all parties expressed a keen interest to strengthen collaboration of a similar nature, as well as of a research nature, between the respective institutions.

In the photo are Dr. Wilfred Lajul (Head of Department of Philosophy and Development Studies, Makerere University), Dr. Krige Siebrits and Prof. Ada Jansen (both from Economics, Stellenbosch University) Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi (Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, Makerere University), Prof. Estian Calitz  (Stellenbosch University) and Ms. Corina Du Toit (Programme Manager of the African Doctoral Academy at Stellenbosch University). Also involved from the School of Economics, Makerere University were Dr Fred Matovu and Mr Issah Sekatawa. Dr Jaco Franken from the Graduate School of the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences at Stellenbosch University played a pivotal role in the planning and delivery of the workshop.

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