ACODE is an independent public policy research and advocacy think tank registered in Uganda with operations in the Eastern and Southern Africa sub-region. ACODE was first registered in 1999 as a Non-governmental organization (NGO). In 2004, the organization was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee and without having a share capital. Thirteen years now, ACODE is one of the most dynamic and robust regional leaders in cutting-edge public policy research and analysis in a range of areas including governance, trade, environment, and science and technology. ACODE is non-partisan and independent.