Public Policy Institute (PPI)

Patrick Wakida, Board Chairman

Dr. Patrick Wakida is the founder and Chief Executive of Research World International, one of the leading research companies in East and Central Africa. Dr. Wakida is a public policy analyst with specialisation in Labour Economics, Public Economics, Economics of Education, and Market and business research. He is a distinguished researcher and academician affiliated to several local and international institutions including:

At the University of Warwick (Institute for Economic), where he is a visiting scholar; and Institute for Research on Poverty at the School of Oriental and African Studies, where he is a faculty affiliate;

Before establishing Research World International, Dr. Wakida worked as the Country Representative for Uganda for TNS Global Research Group between 2007 and 2011 and Research Associate/Lecturer at the Center for Primary Health Care and at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Warwick in the UK.

Dr. Wakida is a social and political analyst and a key pollster in Uganda. He has provided expert analysis based on evidence generated through opinion polls on Uganda’s last two general elections.

Dr. Wakida has authored and co-authored several scholarly articles and policy papers including;

Dr. Wakida holds a Ph.D. in Social Policy (University of Warwick), a MSc. In Agro-Economics and Management (Patrice Lumumba University), MPhil in Sociology of Development (University of Warwick) and Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (Islamic University in Uganda).

Email: patrick.wakida@researchworld-int.net
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Telephone: +256772642764