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Uganda's Performance towards Tracking Budget Allocations for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

Uganda adopted the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, which commits to provide transformative financing for gender equality and women’s empowerment. The commitment is aligned to SDG indicator 5.c.1, which seeks to measure government efforts to track budget …

Most Ghanaians support Gender Fairness in Political Leadership, but Women Trail Men in Participation, Digital Access, Asset Ownership

Over the past three decades, Ghana has taken a variety of steps to promote gender equity. Its 1992 Constitution guarantees equality and freedom from discrimination. In 1998, Ghana began working on – but has still not passed – an Affirmative Action B…

Illicit Financial Flows in Uganda

This fact sheet highlights illicit financial flows (IFFs) in Uganda. IFFs are illegal movements of money from one country to another. IFFs severely undermine Uganda's political and economic security by creating weak institutions, diminishing the rul…

Improving Gender Equity in Malawi's Input Subsidies

Women in Malawi have historically been marginalized from income-generating economic activities, despite making up more than 70% of the agricultural labour force and being central to sustaining their households’ livelihoods. Post-marriage settlement …

Boost Growth and Gender Equality in South Africa Through Rural Development Investment

The population of South Africa faces the triple challenges of high levels of inequality, unemployment and poverty, with those living in rural areas and women being the most affected. The need for rural development as a strategy to improve the socio-…

African Human Rights Law Journal Vol 21, No 1, 2021

This issue appears as the African human rights system, similarly, marks its evolution into greater maturity. In 2021 Africa celebrates 40 years since the adoption (on 27 June 1981) of the (Banjul) African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and 3…

Gender Equality in Combatting Climate Change: The African Context

Gender equality is recognised as a fundamental human right, enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). In all spheres of life, it is a powerful driver for growth and social justice, and a requirement for achieving sustainable d…

Fourth Industrial Revolution: What's in it for African Women?

The world of work is undergoing a revolutionary change with advances in technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of ‘big data’. While there are emerging debates around Africa’s role within this evolving technological context, very litt…

A Gender Lens on Informal Settlement Upgrading: Strengthening Women's Participation

In the context of persisting gender inequality, women’s participation in informal settlement upgrading in South Africa needs special attention. Disparities in access to resources are coupled with gender relations that are biased towards male power…

Beyond the Rhetoric: Mainstreaming Gender in the ECOWAS Peace and Security Architecture

With a long history of a troubled backyard, ECOWAS needs to modify its strategies to ensure effectiveness. This requires a bespoke and innovative approach to peace and security that, necessarily, has to be gendered and inclusive. This policy brief…

Batswana Report Improving Gender Equality and Approve of Government Efforts

The political, economic, and social inequality of women in Africa has been part of international discourse since the 1950s, when the United Nations began interrogating the effects of harmful traditional norms and practices on women across the contin…

An African Approach for Gauging the Gender Responsiveness of National Monitoring and Evaluation Systems

This article presents the findings from a diagnostic study used to determine the gender responsiveness of national monitoring and evaluation systems in Benin, South Africa and Uganda. The conclusion is that while the three countries have implemented…

Gender Responsiveness Diagnostic Report of National Monitoring and Evaluation System in Uganda

There is growing awareness of the need for government interventions to be more reflective of the broader realities of societal and cultural norms within its context. For that to happen there is need for monitoring and evaluation systems to account …

Diagnostic of the Gender Responsiveness of National Monitoring and Evaluation System: Benin, Uganda and South Africa

The AGDEN gender diagnostic matrix was used as an analytical tool to assess the extent to which provision were made and the existence/functionality of mechanism for gender mainstreaming in the National Monitoring and Evaluation plan as well as in th…

Despite Progressive Laws, Barriers to Full Gender Equality Persist in South Africa

Since May, for the first time in its history, half of South Africa’s Cabinet ministers are women. And assessing women’s economic participation, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment, the Global Gender Gap Index ranks…

Etude Diagnostique sur la Sensibilite du Systeme Nationale de Suivi-Evaluation du Benin par rapport au Genre / Diagnostic study on the Sensitivity of the Benin National Monitoring and Evaluation System in Relation to Gender

Despite a legal and institutional framework favourable to the promotion of gender equality, gender mainstreaming in Benin's monitoring and evaluation system could be improved in many respects. The national evaluation policy adopted in 2012 makes alm…

Gender and Corruption in Botswana: Perceptions, Participation and Considerations for Anti-Corruption Policy

This paper explores the gendered differences of perceived and actual participation in bureaucratic corruption in Botswana. By examining Afrobarometer data and undertaking a documentary analysis, the study finds that while levels of perceived corrupt…

Action Research Project: “Promoting Inclusive Land Governance through Improvement of Women's Land Rights in Senegal"

In Senegal, the LSLA phenomenon has gained momentum with the government’s implementation of a new policy orientation that has materialized with programs such as the Return to Agriculture (REVA) in 2006 and the Great Offensive for Food and Abundanc…

The Constraints that Bind (or don’t): Integrating Gender into Economic Constraints Analyses

Around the world, the lives of women and girls have improved dramatically over the past 50 years. Life expectancy has increased, fertility rates have fallen, two-thirds of countries have reached gender parity in primary education, and women now make…

Using a Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) to Investigate Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals in Ethiopia: Gobessa Town, Mitana Gado Kebele (Shirka Wereda), and Wereda 10 (Addis Ababa)

We report on progress in meeting Sustainable Development Goals in three selected sites in Ethiopia: Gobessa Town and Mitana Gado Kebele (in Shirka Wereda) and Wereda 10 (Addis Ababa), comprising a sample of about 5,108 households and a total popul…

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