Public Policy Institute (PPI)

Dr. Peter Kisaakye – Senior Policy Associate

Dr. Peter Kisaakye is a Senior Policy Associate at the Public Policy Institute with specialisation in population studies and statistics. He is a distinguished researcher and academician affiliated to several local and international institutions including:

  • At Makerere University (School of Statistics), where he is an Assistant Lecturer; and
  • At the University of the Witwatersrand (MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Transitions Research Unit) as a Research Fellow

Dr. Kisaakye is a social and public policy analyst in Uganda. He has provided expert analysis based on evidence generated through several studies conducted at the Institute.

Dr. Kisaakye has authored and co-authored several scholarly articles and policy papers including;

  • Kitamirike, E. and Kisaakye, P. 2020. The Impact of the Cost of Politics on Inclusive Political Participation and Socioeconomic Development in Uganda. Public Policy Institute, Kampala. (Forthcoming)
  • Kisaakye, P, A Nzabona, C Kakuba, JB Asiimwe, J Mushomi, R Tuyiragize and SO Wandera. Youth migration and perception on business start-up: A case for Uganda. (Forthcoming)
  • Kisaakye, P. 2018. Contraceptive histories: A comparative analysis of switching behaviour in five East African countries. Unpublished Doctoral thesis, University of Cape Town.
  • Kisaakye, P and AT Moultrie. (2016). An analysis of calendar data: examining contraceptive use dynamics in Uganda, African Population Studies 30(2): 2564-2577.

Book chapter

  • Wandera, SO, R Naitala, P Kisaakye, and B Kwagala. 2019. Correlates of Self-reported Sexually Transmitted Infections among Older Persons in Rural Uganda: A Cross-Sectional Survey, in G Rutaremwa (ed.) Uganda and its Demography: Dynamics and Implications for Development (A Book to Commemorate the 8th African Population Conference in Uganda, 2019).

Dr. Kisaakye holds a Ph.D. in Demography (University of Cape Town in South Africa), an MPhil in Population Studies (University of Ghana) and Bachelor of Science in Population Studies (Makerere University in Uganda).