Macroeconomic policy focuses on research and analysis that connects together the countless policies, resources, and technologies that make economic development happen.
To realize the thematic aspirations herein, this theme has been broken into three sub themes, namely; National Debt which focuses on analysis of Uganda’s outstanding financial obligations, utilization, repayment and impact on national development; Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), where the Institute will analyse FDI inflows and its impact on the country’s macro economy; and the Parish Development Model (PDM), where the Institute intends to conduct research and analysis of the design of the model, its implementation and impact on micro economy.
The macroeconomic policy theme will be underpinned by the fact that the management of the national economy is a very crucial function of government. The handling of the economy is such a critical function that has strong bearing on overall development and daily wellbeing of all segments of the society – households, businesses and social systems. A non-performing economy could impair the efforts of the state in its other core functions and easily trigger political and social crises. PPI will therefore accelerate macroeconomic policy knowledge generation and learning for a sustainability transformation, through policy-oriented research, capacity development, and partnerships. Effective public policy will support democratic institutions and processes, serve justice, encourage empathetic and active citizenship, and solve problems efficiently and effectively without causing a political rift thus bridging the gap between citizens and government.