Sarah Ssewanyana holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Sydney, Australia; a MSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Manitoba, Canada; and an Honours degree in Statistics from Makerere University. Sarah joined Uganda’s Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) in March 2003 as a Senior Research Fellow, became a Principal Research Fellow in 2008 and was appointed Executive Director in 2009. She has steered the Centre to be recognised as one of the globally renowned policy think tanks. She is both a researcher and has extensive experience in policy-oriented economic research. She has a number of peer-reviewed publications and working papers in the areas of poverty, food security, health, education and social service delivery. She has served on several boards as a member. She currently serves as a member of the Uganda National Panel Steering Committee; Presidential Economic Council, Expanded Board of the National Planning Authority; member of the INCLUDE Platform Steering Group (a platform under the Netherlands' Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Uwezo National Advisory Committee, among others.