Police Accountability in Uganda: two new studies by Natascha Wagner, Wil Hout and Rose Namara
Dr Natascha Wagner and Professor Wil Hout of the International Institute of Social Studies have published two new studies based on an impact assessment they conducted of the Police Accountability and Reform Project (PARP) in Uganda.
Uganda, and in particular the Ugandan police, are perceived as highly corrupt. Against this background, PARP was implemented from 2010-2013 by the NGO Human Rights Network Uganda (HURINET-U), with financial support from the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Kampala.
The authors conducted an impact assessment of PARP for the Policy and Operations Evaluation Department (IOB) of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Two studies summarize the results from a qualitative and a quantitative angle:
- 'Improving Police Integrity in Uganda: Impact Assessment of the Police Accountability and Reform Project' - to be published in Review of Development Economics
- 'Holding Ugandan Police to Account: Case study of the Police Accountability and Reform Project' – to be published in the book The State of Accountability in the Global South: Challenges and Responses (edited, amongst others, by Dr Sylvia Bergh)
Highlights of the findings are addressed in the post published on the ISS blog BlISS and the infographic (you can download the infographic below).
About the authors
Natascha Wagner is Associate Professor of Development Economics at ISS. Her research interests lie in international economics, development, health and education. She has participated in various impact evaluation projects and large scale data collections in Africa and Asia ranging from public health to good governance and sustainable development.
Wil Hout is Professor of Governance and International Political Economy at ISS. His research interests relate to international political economy, regionalism, development policies and issues of governance and development.
Rose Namara graduated from the ISS PhD programme in 2009 and is Associate Professor at the Uganda Management Institute in Kampala.
Download the infographic with the main highlights below.