Staff Information

  • Name: Jonas Musinga Mbabazi
  • Job Title: Research Fellow and Project Manager

Mr. Mbabazi is a Research Fellow and Project Manager for the Local Government Councils' Scorecard Initiative (LGCSCI) at ACODE. He is a policy and governance analyst with over 11 years of consistent contributions in developing and analysing policies of government agencies and multinational organizations. He is adept at policy research, community engagement, advocacy and capacity building for local councils. He has published book chapters, policy research papers, policy briefs and opinion articles on decentralization and local governance in Uganda.

Jonas has managed grants from development partners including USAID; DFID and DGF among others. He is passionate about governance ideals. Well-versed in good governance; community engagement and mobilisation and performance management of public institutions, conflict management, research, policy formulation and analysis. He has extensive hands-on experience in: projects’ design management and evaluations; qualitative and quantitative research from working with multiple organizations and agencies. He is a passionate Social Work and Social Administration graduate of Makerere University, currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Peace and Conflict Studies.

Productivity

List of Publications

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Social Determinants and how they Influence Councillor Performance in District Local Government Councils in Uganda

Published: 2022

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The Performance of the COVID-19 District Task Forces in Uganda: Understanding the Dynamics and Functionality

Published: 2020

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The Local Government Councils Scorecard FY 2018/19: The Next Big Steps; Consolidating Gains of Decentralisation and Repositioning the Local Government Sector in Uganda

Published: 2020

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Assessing Capacities for Local Economic Development in Uganda

Published: 2020

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CREATION OF NEW CITIES IN UGANDA: Social Economic and Political Implications

Published: 2020

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CUSHIONING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM THE IMPACT OF COVID-19

Published: 2020

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The Performance of the COVID-19 District Task Forces in Uganda: Understanding the Dynamics and Functionality

Published: 2020

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The Local Government Public Accounts Committees: Functionality, Pitfalls, and Recommendations for Action

Published: 2020

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Local Government Councils Scorecard Assessment FY2016/17: Civic Engagement: Activating the Potentials of Local Governance in Uganda

Published: 2017

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Local Government Councils Scorecard Assessment 2014/2015: Unlocking Potentials And Amplifying Voices

Published: 2015

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Strengthening the Local Government System to Improve Public Service Delivery Accountability and Governance

Published: 2012

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Local Government Councils’ Performance and Public Service Delivery in Uganda: Ntungamo District Council Score-Card Report 2009/10

Published: 2011

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