James Wokadala graduated with a PhD in Applied Economics from Kobe University, Japan in March 2013. He graduated with MSc. in Quantitative Economics (Jan. 2008) and BSc. in Quantitative Economics (Jan 2005), all from School of Statistics and Planning, Makerere University. He was Chair, Department of Planning and Applied Statistics effective Mar. 2015 to February 2017. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Planning and Applied Statistics effective July 2018 to date; Lecturer effective Dec. 2014 to June 2018; Assistant Lecturer effective Sept. 2008 to Dec. 2014; and Teaching Assistant effective Oct. 2004 to Aug. 2008.
In terms of Research, James was a Post-Doctoral Fellow effective April 2013 to March 2014, and Visiting Professor effective June – July 2019, all at Kobe University, Japan.
James has over 10 years’ experience in planning and coordinating meso and micro-level surveys as well as managing micro and macro data using Microsoft tools and statistical packages. His interests are applying quantitative methods to analyze diverse social and economic situations with a particular focus on Poverty analysis, Gender dynamics, Education Finance, Institutional Efficiency and Social and Economic. He has done consulting with World Bank, DFID, UNICEF, UNFPA and several Government of Uganda Agencies.
He represented the School of Statistics and Planning (SSP) at the National Planning Authority Technical Advisory Committee to Evaluate NDP I and NDP II in 2018 - 2019. He is currently a Senator at Makerere University, representative to various STCs and NSOs in Africa, and member of the EXCOM.