Jovile Mungyereza joined the Basel Institute on Governance in December 2021 as a Financial Investigation Specialist with the Green Corruption team in Uganda.
Previously, she worked at the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) for 26 years, 13 of which were as a Manager in the Tax Investigations Department (TID). From 2012 until joining the Institute she managed the TID’s Financial Crime Investigations section. Here, she led the investigation of complex tax evasion schemes covering all tax areas as well as anti-money laundering cases. These investigations were crucial in identifying significant tax revenues previously evaded by fraudsters.
Building on this experience, Jovile has a passion for capacity building of investigators. Among other roles in this area, she served as a member of the URA’s Staff Development Board and chaired a committee for the design and review of the curriculum for the Post Graduate Diploma in Tax Investigations (PODITI), a unique in-house course for investigators that has gained appreciation across the African continent. She also chaired the Capacity Building Technical Committee for the East African Revenue Authority Commissioners of Tax Investigation (EARACTI) Forum, which designed the EAC Investigators Curriculum.
Jovile holds a Masters’ Degree in Economic Policy and Planning and a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, both from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Development from the Uganda Management Institute. She is a regular speaker and panellist, promoting the fight against financial and economic crimes at both national and international events.