Higher Education

Dr Ronald K.S. Wakyereza




Qualification abbreviations



Holds a PhD in International Economics and International Finance, a Master’s in International Trade, a Professional Certificate in International Trade, a Diploma in Trade Policy, a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences (Economics and Political Science). Lecturer, Holmes Institute, Melbourne, Australia having previously worked as a Lecturer at Makerere University Business School for 13 years. This was before working at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives and in various positions in local government in Uganda.

Research interest and areas

  • Economic growth and development
  • International trade
  • Poverty
  • Tourism

Teaching interest and areas

  • Business economics
  • Business operations
  • International economics
  • International trade
  • International Trade law/ Legal aspects for international Business  and trade policy

Refereed Publication

Book Publication
Wakyereza K.S. Ronald 2019, Foreign Direct Investment as a Tool for Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries. A Study on Uganda; Cambridge Scholars Publishers, ISBN 978-1-5275-3841-2

(Press Level-Typesetting: Publication expected in October)

Journal Publication
Wakyereza R. K.S, Kuledran N.  & Ihalanayake R. 2017, Is tourism a tool for poverty reduction in a developing country? A study on Uganda, GTC_072, Journal of Sustainability Science and Management (JSSM)

Thesis Publication
Wakyereza R. K.S. 2017, The impact of foreign direct investment on economic growth, employment and poverty reduction in Uganda, Victoria University, Melbourne Australia

Conference Papers
(i)    Wakyereza R. K.S, Kuledran N.  & Ihalanayake R. 2017, Is tourism a tool for poverty reduction in a developing country? A study on Uganda, for presentation July 19-22, 2017 at Global Tourism Conference, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

(ii)    Michelle W.L. Fong and Ronald K.S. Wakyereza 2006, Peasantry crisis: Uganda’s cotton sector, Pan-Pacific Business Association, Busan, Korea

(iii)    Ronald K.S Wakyereza 2009, “The Impact of Foreign Direct Investments on Poverty Reduction
in Uganda”, Makerere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda

(iv)    Ronald K.S Wakyereza and Geoffrey Bakunda 2009, The business environment and quality of investments in Uganda: a survey of Uganda investments projects 2000-2005, Makerere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda.

(v)    Ronald K.S Wakyereza 2006, Peasantry crisis: Case study of factors affecting Uganda cotton exports, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

(vi)    Ronald K.S Wakyereza 2006, African and Doha perspectives on the World Trade Organization and the European Partnership Agreements, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Kampala, Uganda

(vii)    Ronald K.S Wakyereza 2006, 2007, The World Trade Organization legislations and agreements, systems interpretations and implications on Ugandan economy, Presentations at annual conferences organized by Uganda Programme for Trade Opportunities and Policy (UPTOP), Kampala, Uganda.

(viii)    Ronald K.S Wakyereza 2002, Decentralization in Uganda: Mbale District Experience, Mbale, Uganda


Ministry of Local Government 2009/10, Community Agricultural Infrastructure Improvement Programme Project – (CAIIP)
- Lead Consultant- Management Guides Design for Markets and Agro-Processing Facilities, sustainable agriculture; food and water security.

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries- 2007/09- Training of Trainers-Export Marketing Management, food and water security.
Ministry of Trade and Industry 2007-Training of Trainers - Trade and Trade Policy Analysis