I’m a lawyer specialising in governance and development. I lead U4’s work on basic service sectors and gender and corruption.
I've taught at the Uganda Law Development Centre, Makerere University, and Cavendish University Uganda. My interest in corruption stems from lecturing Administrative Law – the law that governs public agencies, and from working as Assistant Counsel on a commission of inquiry into corruption in Uganda Revenue Authority from 2002-2003. I then wrote a PhD thesis on the role of judicial commissions of inquiry in anti-corruption in Uganda. My current research focuses on legal and administrative approaches to anti-corruption in sectors, leveraging values education for long term anti-corruption change and corruption in results-based financing for health schemes. I'm also interested in women's rights, gender and the law, and child rights.
I have a law degree from Makerere University and a Master’s and PhD in Law from the University of Warwick, UK.
27 Oct 2019
28 October–9 November 2019. 2 week, expert-led course. Learn how to integrate gender and inclusion in anti-corruption programmes. This course is designed for development practitioners, public officials, and civil society activists.
11 Sep 2019
Participation and transparency in water sector budgeting initiatives help to develop deliberative capacity in the community and to build trust between citizens and officials. They are therefore intrinsically valuable, in addition to strengthening the links between transparency, accountability, participation, and anti-corruption.
1 Sep 2019
Corruption and fraud in higher education includes nepotism and favouritism, embezzlement, academic dishonesty, sextortion, and more. Development partners can support initiatives to strengthen academic integrity and university compliance with anti-corruption norms.
2 Jun 2019
While studies show that women are less likely to condone corruption, tax evasion and crime, examples show that there are women who play prominent roles in all these illicit acts.
27 Apr 2019
Education sector corruption erodes social trust, worsens inequality, and sabotages development. Practitioners can use transparency and accountability tools to target corrupt behaviours and the incentives underlying them.
22 Oct 2018
While anti-corruption laws in Ethiopia remain strong in principle, they are not implemented adequately.