Uganda needs to Increase Domestic Resources to Finance Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Interventions

This brief examines both domestic and donor spending on interventions intended to promote Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) in Uganda. We note that GEWE interventions are largely financed using domestic resources. Nonetheless, domestic financing for GEWE is augmented by donor funding; however, donor funding is very unpredictable and may not be relied upon for sustainable funding for GEWE interventions. To ensure sustainable financing for GEWE, the Government of Uganda should accelerate the implementation of strategies for increasing domestic resource mobilisation, increase budget allocations to sectors, and set a minimum standard for the share of sectoral allocations that should be earmarked for GEWE interventions.