Egulu, Lawrence (Mr.)

Contact information | 10 April 2012

Work Unit



Lawrence Egulu


Economist (Technical Specialist)


+41 22 799 7366


+41 22 799 8044


Educational and professional background

  • M. A. (Development Economics), Williams College, Massachusetts, 2002.
  • B. A. (Economics and Rural Economy), Makerere University, Kampala, 1991.

Current research interests

  • Development strategies
  • Institutions and governance
  • Policy coherence and the integration of social and economic policies at all levels
  • Crisis, policy dialogue and employment

Previous work experience

  • Macroeconomist, ILO Regional Office for Africa (Addis Ababa), 2006 - 2011
  • Director of Economic and Social Policy, African Regional Organization of the ICFTU (Nairobi), 1996 - 2006
  • Research Officer, ILO/ACTRAV (Geneva), 2005
  • Economist, World Bank (Washington, D.C.), 2003
  • Lecturer, Makerere University (Kampala), 1994 – 1996
  • Director of Research and Economics, National Organization of Trade Unions – Uganda (Kampala), 1992 – 1996
  • Economist, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (Kampala), 1991 – 1992

Major publications

The global financial and economic crisis: Key lessons for Africa”, presented at the ILO Research Conference on Key Lessons from the Crisis and Way Forward (Geneva, 16-17 February 2011);

Lead author of the Report of the Director-General to the 11th and 12th ILO African Regional Meetings; Background document for the 1st African Decent Work Symposium on "Recovering from the Crisis: The Implementation of the Global Jobs Pact in Africa”, held in Ouagadougou in December 2009; and Background paper for the Preparatory Meeting of Experts on the 1st African Decent Work Symposium on “Together addressing the implications of the financial crisis on Africa’s peoples”, held in Addis Ababa in February 2009;

“International Labour Standards and their Relevance to Sub-Saharan Africa” in The Future of the Textile and Clothing Industry in Sub-Saharan Africa, Bonn: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 2006;

Role of Trade Unions in the Global Economy and the Fight against Poverty, ISBN: 92-2-117736-X. October 2005, Geneva: ILO;

The African perspective on youth employment, published in Labour Education 2004/3, Number 136: Policy proposals for decent work and employment for young people. Geneva: ILO;

Unions and PRSPs - an analysis of the World Bank's view, published in Labour Education 2004/1-2, Number 134-135 Trade unions and poverty reduction strategies. Geneva: ILO;

PRSP Revisions: Workers' Experience and Issues in Tanzania and Uganda. June 2004, Geneva: ILO;

Trade Union Participation in the PRSP Process, Social Protection Discussion Paper Series No. 0417, August 2004, Washington, DC: World Bank;

Poverty Alleviation in a Highly Indebted Poor Country: The case of Uganda's Poverty Reduction Strategic Paper, Williamstown, May 2002;

Market Access for African Exports: A prerequisite for the success of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)? (Canadian Labour Congress, April, 2002);

Poverty Alleviation in Africa: A Daunting Task (published in International Justice, Spring 2002);

A New Approach to Adjustment in Africa (published under The challenge of globalization in Africa: The trade union response, in the ILO Labour Education 2001/2, Number 123);

Trade Unions and the Informal Sector: The Case of Kenya (published in Labour Education 1999/3, Number 116. viii +153 pp, under Trade Unions in the Informal Sector: Finding their Bearings);

Structural Adjustment in Uganda: Public Sector Employment Reduction and Institutional responses (ILO, December 1995);

Guidelines for an Employment Policy in East Africa, September 1995, EATUC: Arusha;

Productivity Profile in Uganda, June 1994; and

The Situation of the Informal Sector in Uganda (ILO, December 1993).