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Financing Agriculture for Agro-Industrialization: What lessons can Uganda learn from Ghana?

This policy note examines the reasons behind Ghana’s higher public spending on agriculture and what lessons Uganda can learn as it prioritizes agro-industrialization during the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP) III (2020-2025).

Enforcement of human trafficking laws: Implications for gender and labour externalization in Uganda.

This brief examines the progress in enforcing the law on the perpetrators of human trafficking in Uganda.

How can Uganda address gender data gaps in the land sector?

This brief illustrates the extent of gender data gaps with respect to land rights in Uganda. It underscores the urgent need for the Ministry of Lands Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD) to capture gender disaggregated data on land ownership and utilization.

Delayed access to justice for sexual gender based violence in Uganda and implications for gender SDG targets.

This brief examines the reasons why prosecution and sanctioning of sexual gender based violence cases remains low and what it implies for attaining gender SDG targets.

Adolescent motherhood and maternal deaths in Uganda

This policy brief explores why Uganda's maternal mortality ratio (MMR)remains high compared to other East African countries, despite the reduction in the rate of maternal deaths during child birth over the past decade.

Constraints to girls’ access to secondary education in Uganda

This policy brief indicates that despite the increase in number of secondary schools in Uganda, the enrolment of girls compared to boys has persistently been low due to several factors highlighted therein. 

Will the lack of gender disaggregated statistics affect the attainment of energy SDGs in Uganda?

This policy brief stresses the need to build capacity on integration of energy gender statistics in survey tools to guide decision makers and practitioners in the gender-responsive policy making and implementation at both national and sub-national levels.

The burden of physical gender based violence in Uganda

This brief uses the 2016 UDHS survey to shed light on factors that perpetuate physical gender based violence (GBV) in Uganda. Results of the survey reveal that much of the physical violence is predominantly perpetuated by intimate partners.

Did the East Africa Community’s Common External Tariff (CET) help Uganda diversify its export products?

This brief examines whether the adoption of the Common External Tariffs (CET) by the East African Community (EAC) helped
Uganda attain structural transformation of its exports—given this was one of the objective of establishing a SI list. 

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