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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.

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.

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. 

Policy brief on drivers of early child marriages in Uganda
Does institutional quality matter for domestic revenue mobilization in Uganda?

This policy brief explains how improvement in the quality of institutions can immensely increase domestic revenues in Uganda. 

Women participation in political processes in Uganda: Evidence from National Survey

This Policy Brief examines the status of women participation in political and leadership positions, trends, the likely impact and possible policy responses using data from the 2017 Uganda National Governance Peace and Security Survey Report.

Women’s Economic Empowerment in Uganda: Inequalities and Implications

Using evidence from the 2017 Baseline Survey of Perceptions on Violence Against Women, Women’s Economic Empowerment and Women’s Political Participation and Leadership report of the NGPSS 2017; this brief recommends second chance education for the out-of-school females, popularisation and enforcement of land policy provisions, and targeted rolling out of Women Empowerment programmes.

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