Nicholas Kilimani

  • Nicholas Kilimani
    Nicholas Kilimani
    EAP Affiliate

Nicholas Kilimani

Lecturer, Makere University


Nicholas Kilimani is former Economist of the World Bank. He is a Lecturer in the Department of Policy & Development Economics, School of Economics-Makerere University, and a Senior Research Fellow on the Inclusive Green Economy Program at the Environment for Development Research Centre (EfD-Mak) at Makerere University. He is a Fulbright Research Scholar in the Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics, Rutgers State University in the United States, a Research Associate at the Public Economics and Environmental Research Centre, School of Economics, University of Johannesburg, a former Matasa Fellow, and former Guest Scholar at the Nordic Africa Institute, University of Uppsala-Sweden. His career path has been in the realm of research and policy and the academia, starting with his employment with the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), a leading policy research Think-tank in Uganda, and later into university teaching and research, technical support to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and the World Bank. He continues to provide technical support to different Institutions in the research and policy arena both Government and Non-government within and outside Uganda. He is an Affiliate of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT; a member e is a Member of the African Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI) research network, Uganda Economics Association, the Partnership for Economic Policy, Water and Society, the Global Development Network (GDNet) and the African Economic Research Consortium. His career revolves around research and policy, and he has a track-record in Consultancy on issues in the realm of environment and economic development. His policy research focuses on impact evaluation & learning in collaborative settings on a wide variety of policies, and socioeconomic interactions with respect to the management and use of natural resources, labour markets dynamics, effects of policy and other socioeconomic variables on social welfare, impact evaluation analysis in agriculture, microfinance, and education. He holds a Ph.D. Economics Degree with Honorary Colors for Academics of the University of Pretoria.

Selected Publications

  • Kilimani, N., Buyinza F., & Guloba, M. (2022). Crop commercialization and nutrient intake among farming households in Uganda (In Press: Food Policy).
  • Kilimani, N., Van Heerden, J., Bohlmann, H., Roos, L., “Economy-wide impact of drought induced productivity losses”, Disaster Prevention and Management (2018) 27 (5): 636-648. DOI:
  • Kilimani, N., Van Heerden, J., Bohlmann, H., “Water resource accounting for Uganda: Use and policy relevancy”, Water Policy, (2016) 18 (1): 161-181. DOI: http:// doi:10.2166/wp.2015.035.
  • Kilimani, N., Van Heerden, J., Bohlmann, H., “Water taxation and the double dividend hypothesis”, Water Resources and Economics, (2015) 10: 68-91. DOI:


Books, Authored/Co-authored

  • Kilimani, N., Nnyanzi, J.B., and Oryema, J.B. (2021). Climatic shocks, agricultural income, and household expenditure: Is non-agricultural income a safety net? (Routledge Book chapter under production).
  • Kilimani, N., Nnyanzi, J.B., Bbaale, E., and Okumu, I.M. (2020). Agricultural Productivity and Household Welfare in Uganda: Examining the Relevance of Agricultural Improvement Interventions in E. S. Osabuohien (ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa,
  • van Heerden J.H., Roos E.L., Adams P.D., Kilimani N. (2019) Any Rain on Victoria Lake Is Only a Drop in the Bucket: A CGE Analysis of the Effects of Water Shortages on Food Security in Uganda. In: Wittwer G. (eds) Economy-Wide Modeling of Water at Regional and Global Scales. Advances in Applied General Equilibrium Modeling. Springer, Singapore.  DOI ISSN: 2520-8268


Working Papers, Authored/Co-authored


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