Prof. Emmanuel TUMUSIIME-MUTEBILE served as Governor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Uganda from 2001 till the time of his death in 2022. A seasoned professional economist and reformer, he spearheaded the design and implementation of the Economic Reform Program that restored Uganda from the economic crises of the 1970s and 1980s.
Bank of Uganda (BoU) and the International Growth Centre (IGC) have partnered on several occasions to host 'The Governor's Lecture Series'. The series began in 2015 as one of the public events to mark BoU’s Golden Jubilee. The lectures bring together leading scholars and policy makers to explore contemporary trends, issues, and solutions critical to sustainable growth and equitable development in Uganda and Africa.
To date, four lectures have been held; the first in November 2015 by Sir Paul Collier, on the topic “The role of the state in structural transformation”; the second in October 2016 by Douglas Gollin, on the theme “Agricultural Transformation and Urbanization: Challenges for Uganda”; the third in February 2017 by David Dollar, Ph.D., on the theme “How Africa can benefit from China’s economic rise” and the fourth in September 2018 by John Page, PhD, on the theme “Reconsidering the role of manufacturing in Africa’s structural change.”