Uganda Management Institute and the African Leadership Institute have today (2nd October 2018), signed a Memoranda of Understanding for collaboration on a number of fronts among which is the production of the much acclaimed Parliamentary Scorecard. The scorecard is a measure of performance and accountability for members of the legislature to the general public.
The signing function was attended by the Liberia Consul to Uganda, Ms. Thelma Awori (Chairperson of AFLI Board), Hon. David Pulkol (Executive Director AFLI), Dr. James Nkata (Director General – UMI), Mr. John Balikuddembe (Ag. Director Finance and Administration – UMI) and Dr. Sylvester Kugonza (Dean School of Civil service, Public Policy and Governance- Uganda Management Institute)
At the signing, Hon. Pulkol emphasized the deliverables of this partnership which include: an annual scorecard measuring parliamentary performance, a students’ guild performance scorecard, quality policy briefs on Public policy directions in the country and data archiving and management from the three above to facilitate further research (this is in partnership with the National Documentation Centre).
Ambassador Thelma said AFLI was happy to collaborate with UMI, a reputable institution which has a firm foot in the sphere of public policy research and training.
The Director General UMI was particularly happy for the vote of confidence. He asked AFLI to continue the partnership with Stanford University and Columbia University to complete a quartet of quality. He promised very concise inquests into performance for sectors of interest. The Director General emphasized that research and consultancy are the lifeline of UMI.
The university guide scorecard will cover Makerere University, Uganda Christian University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology and Elgon Technical College, National Teachers’ College Mubende and Gulu School of nursing and midwifery.
The first parliamentary scorecard of this project is due in June 2019.