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Women’s entrepreneurship and social protection in Uganda

This African Policy Dialogue revisits national policies and reviews institutional reforms.

Led by Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC)

About the policy dialogue

While women’s entrepreneurship and social protection are areas of national policy concern in relation to Uganda’s development strategies, there is a need for a more proactive approach to ensure that current commitments in these areas do not remain on paper. In relation to women’s entrepreneurship, this includes revisiting national policies with a focus on skills development initiatives, institutions and government budgets. For social protection, this entails a review of institutional reforms and effective implementation of policies and programmes, among other things. Against this background, this African Policy Dialogue proposes to establish effective national-level policy-knowledge communities on women’s entrepreneurship and social protection.

Objectives
  • Increase awareness of the growing need to pay special attention to women’s entrepreneurship and social protection
  • Promote context-based interventions that take into account gender, geography and the lifecycle of the target groups
  • Promote learning by doing activities that encourage the adoption of new ideas and practices
Partners
  • Development partners
  • Economic Policy Research Centre (Kampala, Uganda)
  • Makerere University
  • Mbarara University of Science and Technology
  • Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development, Uganda
  • Ministry of Trade Industry and Cooperatives, Uganda
  • National Planning Authority, Uganda
  • Office of the Prime Minister, Uganda
  • Uganda Investment Authority
  • Women’s advocacy institutions (e.g. UWEAL)
Country focus
  • Uganda