The project is intended to support EPRC to contribute to the delivery of Phase II of the Women Count programme by June 2025. The project aims to increase policy use of gender statistics by leveraging the national statistical systems and citizens-generated data to produce gender knowledge products. It will also strengthen the capabilities of state and non-state agencies and institutions through mentorship and training in gender analysis and data use.
During the project’s inauguration held on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at the Economic Policy Research Centre, Dr. Paulina Chiwangu, the UN Women Country Representative in Uganda applauded EPRC for its commitment to ensuring that gender statistics are analyzed, communicated, and used to inform, policies and programmes in addition to promoting accountability.
Chiwangu emphasized three priorities she wished EPRC to focus on during the programme’s implementation: 1. Generation of evidence and data to facilitate the formulation of the NDP IV, especially bridging the gaps in the indicator structure, 2. Data visualization and uptake for social norm change, and 3. provision of data on gender and crises.
The Executive Director of EPRC Dr. Sarah Ssewanyana thanked the UN Women for the continued partnership and support towards the generation of evidence and data used to inform the implementation and monitoring of the SDGs in Uganda. She pledged EPRC’s commitment towards the realization of the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment programme, the SDG and the National Development Plan (NDP III) through the provision of high-quality and timely evidence for policymaking.