James WOKADALA

Research Interest:

  • Economics of Education, Development Economics & Planning, Applied Statistics and Poverty Analysis.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Kobe University (March 2013)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies, (June 2008)
  • Master of Science in Economics, Makerere University (May 2007)
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics, Makerere University (May 2004)

Experiences

  • Lecturer at Makerere University, Uganda (Sept. 2007 to date).
  • Economic Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant at World Bank, Washington DC (Feb. 2013 to date).
  • Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation consultant at UNICEF, Myanmar (Jun. 2013 to Dec. 2013).
  • Research Fellow at Kobe University, GSICS, Japan (Mar. 2013 to date).
  • Researcher/Consultant at Economic Policy Research Centre, Uganda (Jan. 2009 to date).
  • Teaching Assistant at MakerereUniversity, Uganda (Oct. 2004 to Aug. 2007).

Publication

  • Wokadala, J. (2013). Microfinance-Poverty Nexus in Uganda: A Micro-Level Analysis. Journal of International DevelopmentStudies, 22(1), 121-131
  • Ogawa, K. &Wokadala, J. (2013). An Analysis on Equity issues in Lower Secondary Education in Uganda. Journal of International Cooperation in Education
  • Wokadala, J. (2014). Examining Effects of School and Teacher Inputs on Productive Efficiency of Ugandan Primary Schools? A Stochastic Frontier Analysis. Asian Education Research Journal
  • Wokadala, J. (forthcoming). School Management and its effectiveness in Lower Secondary Schools in Uganda: Examining Perceptions of the Practitioners. Journal of Comparative Education Society
  • Wokadala, J. (2012). Exploring technical efficiency of Rural and Urban Lower Secondary Schools in Uganda. Journal of Educational Planning and Administration,26 (2), 343-364.
  • Wokadala, J. (2011). Evaluating technical efficiencies of lower secondary schools in Uganda: A non-parametric approach. African Educational Research Journal, 2,36-54.
  • Tibenderana, P., &Wokadala, J. (2010). Measuring Levels of End-Users’ Acceptance and Use of Hybrid Library Services. International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 6 (2).
  • Wokadala, J. (2011). Effects of Exchange Rate Volatility on Trade Balance of Uganda.Umbreit: Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN 978-3-8454-3884-9.

Academic Associations

  • Japanese Society for International Development (JASID)
  • African-Asia Universities Dialogue
  • Japanese Comparative Education Society (JCES)
  • Comparative International Education Society (CIES)
  • African Education Research Forum (AERF)
  • International Education Development Forum (IEDF)
  • Uganda Statistical Society (USC)

Academic Conference Presentation

  • Wokadala, J. (2007) “Benefit Incidence Analysis of Primary Education Sub-Sector Funding in Uganda”, The 1st Young African Statistical Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, July.
  • Wokadala, J. (2010) “Financing and Efficiency of Primary Schools: Evidence from Four Districts in Uganda”, The 7thInternational Education Development Forum, Kobe University, Japan, October.
  • Wokadala, J. (2011) “Examining Technical Efficiencies of Lower Secondary School in Uganda: A Non-Parametric Approach”. The 7thAfrican Education Research Forum, Kobe University, Japan, April.
  • Wokadala, J. (2011) “Exploring Technical Efficiency of Urban and Rural Lower Secondary Schools in Uganda”. The 55th ComparativeInternational Education Society, McGill University, Canada, May.
  • Wokadala, J. (2011) “The Impact of Non-Discretionary Factors on School Technical Efficiencies of Lower Secondary Schools in Uganda”.The 47thJapanese Comparative Education Society, Waseda University, Japan, June.
  • Wokadala, J. (2012) “Examining School Effectiveness in Lower Secondary Education from the Perspective of Teachers and Students”. The 10thAfrican Education Research Forum, Hiroshima University, Japan, April.
  • Wokadala, J. (2012) “Analyzing Effectiveness of School Management in Lower Secondary Schools in Uganda: A Qualitative Approach”. The 56th Comparative and International Education Society, Puerto Rico, USA, April
  • Wokadala, J. (2012) “School Management and its Effectiveness in Lower Secondary Schools in Uganda: Examining Perceptions of the Practitioners”,The 48thJapanese Comparative Education Society, Kyushu University, Japan, June.
  • Wokadala, J. (2012) “Examining Private Returns to Education Investment in Uganda by Gender”, The 10thAfrican Education Research Forum, Kobe University, Japan, October.
  • Wokadala, J. (2012) “Evaluating Private Returns to Education Investment in Uganda: A Gender Perspective”, The9th International Education Development Forum, Nagoya University, Japan, October.
  • Wokadala, J. (2012) “Examining Effects of School and Teacher Inputs on Productive Efficiency of Ugandan Primary Schools? A Stochastic Frontier Analysis”, The38th Asian Education Research Forum, Osaka University, Japan, December.
  • Wokadala, J. (2013) “Examining Economic Returns to Educational Investment in Uganda by Gender”. The 57th Comparative and International Education Society, New Orleans, USA, March
  • Wokadala, J. (2014) “Teacher Preparation and Continuous Professional Education in Primary Teacher Colleges in Uganda – Capacity Gap Analysis”. The 58th Comparative and International Education Society, Toronto, Canada, March

Languages and Skills

  • ENGLISH: (Official), Kiswahili (National) JAPANESE: (Basic)
  • Microsoft Office Tools, STATA, SPSS, E-Views, CGE, DEAP & AMOS