Tackling the underlying drivers of gender inequality in Eastern and Southern Africa with special focus on Uganda (SIGI Index)

Contract partner: OECD / DAC - Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development / Development Assistance CommitteeCountry: Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 650.000,00Project start: 01.05.2013End: 30.06.2015

Short Description:

Overall goal

The 2012 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) found that Sub-Saharan Africa had the highest level of discrimination against women and girls.

The OECD Development Centre will apply the SIGI as a tool to inform the design of effective policies to tackle gender inequality in Eastern and Southern Africa with a particular focus on Uganda. Specifically, the project will involve: an in-depth study of discrimination against women in Uganda; cross-country comparison of discrimination against women for Eastern and Southern Africa in the 2014 SIGI; policy dialogue across Eastern Africa on effective policies to address discrimination against women; and technical exchange on the collection of data on discrimination against women between Eastern African and Southern African countries.

The goal is to help decision-makers to better understand the obstacles to women’s empowerment and how they can be addressed. Further, the collection of sub-national level data on discriminatory social institutions in Uganda will enable a deeper understanding of how discriminatory social institutions play out and affect development outcomes. Technical exchange between countries in the region on the measurement of discriminatory social institutions will build capacity to improve the collection of gender statistics in the medium-long term.The beneficiaries of improved data and analysis at regional level will be national women's ministries and statistical offices and Gender units/focal points in regional organisations. The ultimate beneficiaries of the project will be women and men in Uganda and Eastern Africa who will benefit from enhanced policies to promote gender equality and women's empowerment.

project number2713-00/2013
source of fundingOEZA
sector Andere soziale Infrastruktur und Leistungen
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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