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 allocations for gender equality throughout the public finance management cycle and to make such funds allocations publicly available. This brief examines Uganda’s progress towards attainment of SDG Indicator 5.c.1, i.e. to establish whether a system exists to track and make public allocations for gender equality and women’s empowerment. The assessment is based on a methodology developed by UN Women together with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The assessment results revealed that, to a great extent, Uganda satisfies all the three criteria for measuring progress towards achieving SDG indicator 5.c.1. Therefore, the country can be considered to fully meet the requirements for tracking budget allocations for gender equality and women’s empowerment.