January 2019 – August 2019: Centre for Basic Research was contracted by Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) project at the University of Manchester to undertake a study on ‘Gender and Political Settlement’ in Uganda.
March 2017-March 2019: Centre for Basic Research was contracted by International Development Research (IDRC), Nairobi to carry out research on Youth Employment and Migration in Eastern and Southern Africa (YEMES).
October 2010- December 2012: Centre for Basic Research was contracted by UNDP – Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to undertake a research project on Democracy, Elections and Management of Diversity in Africa.
January 2011-March 2012: Centre for Basic Research was commissioned by Bernard Van Leer Foundation (BvLF) Netherlands to carry out a Baseline Survey on Young Children’s Wellbeing in relation to parental practices in the districts of Apac, Soroti, Kumi and Nakapiripirit. Thereafter, CBR was contracted to develop project proposals to guide interventions in the districts of Apac, Kumi and Nakapiripirit. The projects are already taken off in the districts of Apac, Kumi and Nakapiripirit.
March–July 2011: Centre for Basic Research was contracted by International Youth Foundation USA to undertake a Youth Map Uganda Assessment Study in the districts of Luwero, Lira, Kotido, Kabale and Hoima.
November 2009-May 2010: Centre for Basic Research was contracted to undertake Community based Legal aid and education on gender and property rights in Uganda: A pilot program evaluation.
January 2009-December 2010: Centre for Basic Research in partnership with Uganda Land Alliance contracted to implemented a research project titled “Palalegal Support and Evaluation” commissioned by Groots Organization Operating together in Sisterhood-Kenya.
2006-2010: Centre for Basic Research contracted by FXB USA based Nongovernmental Organization to undertake a study on two phase study on Decentralization, land rights and the Construction of Women’s Citizenship in Sub-Saharan Africa; A comparative Study of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.
March-April 2006: Centre for basic Research was commissioned by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency to undertake a study on Mapping Corruption in Uganda.
September 2005- January 2006: Centre for Basic Research, in collaboration with the Uganda Participatory Poverty Assessment Project (UPPAP) in Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MFPED) implemented a nationwide study of Moving out of Poverty study; Bottom- Up approach, global study covering 15 countries including Uganda. The study was commissioned by World Bank and Government of Uganda.
November-December 2004: Centre for Basic Research contracted by Transparency International Uganda Chapter to undertake a study on “Impact of Political Corruption on resource allocation and service delivery in local governments in Uganda”.
June-July 2004: Centre for Basic Research was sub-contracted by the Marine Resource Assessment Group (MRAG), London to undertake a Socio-economic study of the Impact of HIV/AIDS in Fishing Communities of Uganda.
August 2002-September 2004: Centre for Basic Research implemented a research project titled: ‘Decentralization and the Promise of Participation and Democratization in Uganda: An Examination of Current Trends in Theory and Practice’. The research project involved an empirical investigation of decentralization policy and practice in Uganda, and was aimed at informing and influencing policy process in Uganda and also generating cross-country comparisons thereby placing reality of decentralization in the broader national and international context. The project was implemented in Kampala, Luwero, Busia, Masindi, Mukono, Nakasongola districts.
May 2002-August 2003: Centre for Basic Research in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, University of Lund, carried out an Agricultural Change Analysis focusing on the impact of green revolution technologies on food security in Uganda’s rural communities. The study analyzed the impact of government policies towards intensification of food production through the Plan for Modernization of Agriculture (PMA), the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) and other related interventions in agriculture in order to determine the relevance of the Green Revolution. The study was commissioned by the Swedish Agency for International Development Co-operation (SIDA).
January-December 2002: Centre for Basic Research was contracted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Addis Ababa under its governance project to collect and analyze survey data for assessing and monitoring the state of governance in Uganda. The project involved collecting data from multiple sources such as holding discussions with political experts, fieldwork to determine the perceptions of the general public on governance in Uganda and the use of existing secondary sources. The project, part of an Africa-wide survey, involved administering a questionnaire to 2180 ordinary people in several districts of the country and 88 experts in Kampala, using two separate instruments that were designed by UNECA.
July-November 2002: Centre for Basic Research was contracted by the Department for International Development (DFID), Kampala, to provide technical support to the Uganda Participatory Poverty Assessment Project (UPPAP) in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MFPED). In addition to supporting district research teams during research and study report preparation, CBR also participated in the 2002 UPPAP National Report Writing Process, leading to the 2002 Uganda Poverty Status Report published by the MFPED and Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS).
March–November 2002: Centre for Basic Research was contracted by the Department for International Development (DFID) in Uganda to undertake a study on: ‘Inter-regional and Cross-border Resource Conflict Management in Moroto, Katakwi and Nakapiripirit districts. This study was part of an initiative to bring together researchers, practitioners and other stakeholders in a learning endeavor on addressing endemic conflict in the three districts.
2002-2003: Centre for Basic Research was contracted by International Secretariat of the Society for International Development (SID), Rome, Italy to undertake a series of activities aimed at fostering debate about the possible futures Uganda could become. The debates organized under the ‘Uganda Civil Society and Democratization: Shaping Common Futures through Scenarios’ contributed significantly to the strengthening of the then ongoing democratization process in the country.
January to October 2002: Centre for Basic Research was contracted by Government of Uganda to undertake a survey of the integrity of the Judiciary focusing on local people’s perceptions of corruption issues in the judicial system. The aim is to use the findings to inform the ongoing Judicial Reform Programmes.
January 2001-December 2002: CBR was contracted by Government of Uganda to participate in the Uganda Participatory Poverty Assessment Project (UPPAP) that involved academic, research and advocacy civil society institutions. CBR implemented participatory research in selected districts in order to build on the Participatory Poverty Assessment (PPAI) process to deepen understanding of poverty in order to further inform policy and make it more pro-poor people.