Gender Statistics


Gender statistics
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UN Women has invested in data and statistics specifically, capacity building, institutionalization and mainstreaming the generation, analysis and use of gender statistics in Uganda. There is increased generation and use of gender disaggregated data in building evidence and ensuring effective policy formulation, programme design and resource mobilization by ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), local government (LGs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) within the framework of the Plan for National Statistical Development (PNSD.)

UN Women is supporting the government in creating an enabling environment. National coordination on gender statistics is improving because of establishing technical working groups. Gender is also being mainstreamed in national development plans and statistical development plans to improve monitoring on gender equality. 

  • Increasing data production: The technical capacities of the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS ) and the national statistical system have been strengthened to produce and analyze quality data on time-use, violence against women and girls, and governance, peace, and security, to close key data gaps.
  • Improving data accessibility and use: A partnership with the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) has increased the dissemination of data, policy briefs and analytic reports on gender equality. User-producer dialogues are being institutionalized, including the Annual Gender Statistics Forum, and tailor-made trainings on gender statistics are being provided for data users and producers.

UN Women partners with the government and with specific MDAs aligned to the convening role of gender equality: include the Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD), Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development (MFPED), the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), National Planning Authority (NPA), Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC), Academia-Makerere University and civil society organizations (CSOs).