On 31st March 2016, Uganda became a global frontrunner in monitoring gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in the Sustainable Development agenda.
During a high level stakeholder meeting with Permanent Secretaries and heads of government agencies, ministries, development partners, the Executive Director of Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) presented a proposed set of Gender Indicators that will be monitored at national level.
Aligning with the Global commitments to monitor gender related SDG Goals, Uganda has taken an initiative to set priority indicators on gender equality, by harmonizing gender indicators in the second National Development Plan and Sectoral policies, plans and strategies.
The proposed set was prepared by the technical committee and the gender statistics sub-committee consisting of representatives from office of the prime minister, UBOS, Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD), Makerere University- school of women and gender studies and other government sectors. This is the first national effort to align national and global commitments in monitoring gender equality.
The Government is committed to including gender indicators in the national monitoring and evaluation framework. The government further commits to strengthen coordination and partnership with the private sector, academia and CSOs. UN Women Uganda continues to provide support to the Uganda on gender statistics