How Uganda is investing in citizen-generated data to improve the lives of women and girls
This brief is part of the Be Like Uganda series, which aims to showcase developments, achievements and lessons in gender data and statistics in the country as part of experience-sharing and particularly south-south learning towards promoting the communication, uptake and use of gender data and statistics.
Uganda’s efforts towards meeting national priorities outlined in the third National Development Plan
(NDPIII) and the SDG targets in the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) and addressing the related gaps have significantly increased the demand for more timely, high quality and disaggregated data. In response, the national statistical system (NSS) has sought to effectively meet this surge in demand by using existing legal infrastructure, coordination mechanisms, and statistical and data development strategies to increase the available data. One of these steps is the development of citizen-generated data (CGD)−now more accurately referred to as citizen contribution to data (CCD). Several achievements and lessons from this move are highlighted in this brief.