John Kiyaga-Nsubuga

Director General
Uganda Management Institute
Focus Area(s)
Civil Service
Critical Tasks
Evaluating performance
Andrew Schalkwyk
Country of Reform
Date of Interview
Monday, December 01, 2008
John Kiyaga-Nsubuga, director of the Uganda Management Institute, talks about his experiences evaluating public sector reform and training civil service employees.  He gives a brief history of civil service reform in Uganda, touching on the motivations behind specific reforms and the difficulties of donor-driven reform.  He also outlines the problems of a lack of internal government coordination on reforms.  Kiyaga-Nsubuga then details his system for measuring reforms and the results of his work evaluating the Public Service Reform Programme.  He explains the programs the Uganda Management Institute offers to train civil service employees and discusses the problem of better-trained employees leaving for jobs in the private sector.  Kiyaga-Nsubuga also discusses the need for public service to provide more and better infrastructure as Uganda urbanizes, and the difficulties and successes of putting long-term reforms in place.


Full Interview

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John Kiyaga-Nsubuga - Full Interview

At the time of this interview, John Kiyaga-Nsubuga was director general of the Uganda Management Institute.  He served as deputy director of the institute from 2000 to 2004.  From 1998 to 1999, Kiyaga-Nsubuga was chief of the Training and Staff Development Division of the Uganda Ministry of Local Government.  He also worked as a lecturer in political science at Makerere University and an adjunct professor of political science at the University of Toronto.  He earned a bachelor's degree in political science and philosophy from Makerere University in Uganda, a master of philosophy in international relations from Cambridge University, and a doctorate in political science from the University of Toronto, Canada.

capacity building
Donor Relations
technical assistance
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