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Centre for Basic Research

CBR is a leading independent research Centre in Uganda, established in 1987 as an educational trust and subsequently registered in 1988 as an NGO. CBR is a member institute of the Council for the Development of Social Research in Africa based
in Dakar, Senegal.

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Newspaper cuttings from 1989-present
covering carefully chosen topics applicable
to social issues in Uganda.


Mr. Richard Ssewakiryanga the Executive Director of Centre for Basic Research moderating at the Poverty Status Report launch as a panelist.

Graduands of the 29th Applied Research Skills and Report Writing Training.

Centre for Basic Research Team in Karamoja region Monitoring Rapid Response Fund projects aimed at preventing and mitigating conflicts in the region.

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Research Capacity

CBR offers research training in research methods through a number of short courses to affiliated organizations and individual groups.


The library boasts of a rich collection of book in areas of research methods and theories; journal titles; dissertations at masters level and PhD theses.


Affiliation to CBR can be by a resident individual, resident institution, non-resident individual, and non-resident institution upon payment of a minimal annual fee. .

Executive Director
Qualified Team
CBR Board Members


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Leading Research Centre

Over the years, the number of researchers at CBR has grown from 8 founding members to 32 today, of which 24 are resident. CBR has now evolved into an institution with a research team composed of both full-time and part-time researchers. Of the 24 resident researchers affiliated to CBR, 14 are Ph.D. holders, 10 have Masters Degrees. Researchers enjoy autonomy and flexibility, and through peer review of their research work and the possibility of a scholarship to pursue further studies, they are able to develop their career paths while contributing to knowledge of societal significance.


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Centre for Basic Research (CBR) was established in 1987 as an Educational Trust and registered as an academic Non-Governmental Organization in 1988. The mission of CBR is to generate and disseminate knowledge by conducting research on social, economic, and political significance to Uganda in particular and Africa in general.
While our core mandate is to undertake basic and applied social and policy research, CBR also offers unique, comprehensive, and readily usable applied research skills and report writing training packages suitable for different categories of stakeholders. The course offers both basic and applied skills covering the entire spectrum of a research process.
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