Current Projects

The Election Book Project

CBR is conducting a study on the 2016 Election.  The book will examine the varied dynamics of the elections, placed against the backdrop of the 30-year dominance of the political scene by the NRM.  The Book will have 20 chapters under the themes of Gender, electoral violence, the youth, Media, Interest groups, the role of civil society and service delivery.

The major goal of the project is to contribute to the knowledge and understanding of Uganda¡¯s governance in general and its 2016 electoral process in particular.

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Interrogating Large Scale Land Acquisitions (LSLAs) and its Implications for Women’s Land rights in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)

Centre for Basic Research in collaboration with University of Buea, Cameroon and the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (GENGESA), University of Ghana,  is implementing a project on Large scale Land  acquisitions specifically looking at the impact on women¡¯s land rights.

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Introducing Centre For Basic Research

Centre for Basic Research (CBR) was established in 1987, registered as an educational trust, and later as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in 1988. Its establishment was inspired by concern with the prevailing situation in which more and more local researchers were being drawn into short-run consultancies to meet immediate financial needs, thereby turning long-term research into a prerogative of non-national agencies.


CBR has since conducted a significant amount of research and disseminated its research results through publications (books, working papers, occasional papers, workshop proceedings, policy briefs) available in CBR library; workshops, seminars and training.


CBR's research has been most notable in the areas of democracy and governance, land tenure, environmental issues, agrarian changes, pastoralism, livelihoods, social and economic conditions of Ugandans,...

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Past Projects

The cooperative movement and the challenge of development

a search for alternative citizens' welfare, vitality and wealth creation approaches in Uganda ...Read More »

Uganda at Fifty Years of Independence (Uganda@50)

Amplifying Citizens Voices \r\n

Between 2011 and 2013, Centre for Basic Research, implemented a project entitled ‘Uganda @ 50: Amplifying the Citizens Voices’.

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Upcoming Events

4th Debating Seminar
@ Centre for Basic Research. Plot 15, Baskerville Avenue, Kololo, Kampala
5th Debating Seminar
@ Centre for Basic Research. Plot 15, Baskerville Avenue, Kololo, Kampala
Authors Meeting
@ Centre for Basic Research. Plot 15, Baskerville Avenue, Kololo, Kampala.
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