acg. deputy principle





She is a Senior Lecturer and holds a Bachelor of Statistics Upper Second Honours with Makerere University, Uganda with a
Research Project: Uganda Development Bank and its contribution towards the Industrial Development of Uganda, and a Master of Statistics specializing in Agricultural Statistics Makerere University, She is doing her PhD and currently she is the Director Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics.




Department of Planning and Applied Statistics


DR.MAKUMBI TOM(Head of Department)


Department of Population Studies


DR. BETTY KWAGALA( Head of Department)

She is a lecturer and holds PhD in Sociology from the University of Vienna (with distinction), a Masters Degree in Development Studies (Women and Development) from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, and a Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences (Sociology and Social Administration) Makerere University. She is training is trained in a diversity of research methods, and research ethics. She has extensive basic and operations research experience (over twelve years) focusing on health, poverty, environment, urban and rural development, environment and gender issues. Her current research interests include equity issues in health, economic and the environment and ethical issues in health and development. She has been a member of the task force that reviewed the National Research Ethics Guidelines.  She is currently part of a team that is conducting a WHO study titled  “Assessing the conditions and quality of counseling related to sexuality and sexual health in Uganda, Kenya, Brazil and India” and Inter-university Council/SIDA-SAREC funded study titled “Linkages between Land Tenure, Land Use and Food Security and Their Implications on Gender Land Resource Management in the Lake Victoria Basin”.  Kwagala is a member of Member to the Association of Women in Development (AWID) and Member, Pan African Anthropological Association (PAAA). more

Department of Statistical Methods


DR. OCAYA BRUNO (Head of Department)

Ocaya Bruno holds a PhD in economics, majoring in econometrics from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill, USA; a Masters’ degree from Latrobe University, Melbourne, Australia; and a First Class Bachelors’ degree in economics (3.1.1. Speciality) from Makerere University, Uganda.  He has a diverse and long teaching carrier in various fields of economics at different levels in the respective universities he graduated from. Africa’s most reputed economics programme [The Joint Facility for Electives (JFE) being carried out by the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) based in Nairobi] rated Dr. Ocaya one of Africa’s top-notch econometrician and mathematical economist. He has constantly been engaged in the teaching and supervision of graduate students in the programme.

Currently, Dr. Ocaya teaches and supervises mainly graduate students pursuing masters and PhD in statistics and quantitative economics at Makerere University. In addition to his broad teaching and research experience, Dr. Ocaya also offers consultancy services with diverse experience of working with national governments, NGOs and International Organisations as contained in his current curriculum vitae.

To his credit, Dr. Ocaya has successfully supervised well over thirty masters’ and two PhD students since joining the Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics in 2000. He has published a book entitled: “Basic Mathematics and Statistics for Econometricians”. He also has two additional manuscripts ready for publication namely, (1) “Simplified Practical Econometrics” and (2) “Applied Time Series Econometrics” which are widely used in Uganda as teaching materials in universities for capacity building of young professional economists and statisticians.