Mr. Hannington Ashaba, PMP®
Mr. Hannington Ashaba is currently the Commissioner, Project Analysis and Public Investment Department, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.
Hannington has close to 19 years’ experience in Public Sector, having started his career as an Economist and later Senior Economist in the Parliamentary Commission, under the Parliamentary Budget Office; from 2001- 2008.
In 2008, he joined Uganda Development Bank Ltd as a Principal Economist, in charge of Risk Analysis and Management/Economic Advisor to the Bank CEO.
From 2010-2015, he served as Principal Economist, in charge of Infrastructure in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and was later promoted to Assistant Commissioner and re-deployed in a new department for Project Analysis and Public Investment, which had been set up to streamline the review and appraisal of projects across Government.
Between 2006-2010, he also served as a part time Lecturer of Micro Finance and Rural Development at Kyambogo University, Uganda.
Mr. Ashaba holds a Bachelors of Economics and Rural Economy from Makerere, University, a Master’s of Science in Development and Natural Resource Economics, from Norwegian University of Life Sciences, a Masters of Business Administration, specializing in Transport Economics and Logistics Management, from Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI), a diploma in Transport Planning and Management, from Galilee International Management Institute, Israel.
He has also undertaken specialized training on Investment Appraisal and Risk Analysis, Queens University, John Deutsch International Executive Programs; Infrastructure in a Market Economy-Public-Private partnerships in a Changing World, Harvard Kennedy School; Project Finance and Financial Analysis Techniques for Infrastructure Projects, IP3, USA; Leadership and Management skills, International Law Institute; Financial Programming and Policies, IMF Institute, Washington, DC; among others.
Mr. Ashaba has also researched and published in the areas of Budget Reforms and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa, The Changing Role of Parliaments in the Budget Process: Case Study of the Ugandan Parliament, Perspectives on Uganda’s Debt Sustainability after Debt Relief Initiatives, Squatting, Transaction Costs and Land Market Participation in Uganda and Budgeting for Gender Equity in Uganda, among others.