Written by men and women 'insiders' in senior and crucial positions in the system, the narratives are as vivid and personal as the statistics are accurate and startling. (Yusuf Serunkuma, The Independent Uganda
This book is a must read for anyone interested in understanding the processes that have lifted our economy out of the abyss to a place of hope. (Paul Busharizi, The New Vision
A remarkable book... The strength of the book is its descriptive breadth covering 15 years and a wide range of reforms, and drawing on a large number of contributors...an essential read for staff in international financial institutions and donor agencies who are interested in supporting reform. It would be an illuminating read for any student seeking to understand the political, institutional and technical ingredients of successful policy-making. And...the book would be an encouraging and informative read for reformers in other countries that are only now just emerging from fragility. (Marcus Manuel, Development Policy Review
Students of economic reforms in Uganda, and indeed elsewhere on the continent, should keep this insightful book close at hand. (Joost Beuving, Journal of Modern African Studies
About the Author
Florence Kuteesa is a Public Expenditure Management Advisor in the East Africa Regional Technical Assistance Centre of the International Monetary Fund, Dar es Salaam. From 1983 to 2004 she worked for the Ugandan Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile has been Governor of the Bank of Uganda since January 2001. His previous appointments include being Permanent Secretary / Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, 1998 to 2000. Alan Whitworth is an economist in the Zambian office of the British Government Department for International Development. He was an adviser in the Ugandan Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning between 1990 and 1995. Tim Williamson is an independent economic consultant based in Kampala, and a Research Associate with the Overseas Development Institute, London.