Human Capital Development

Key Bottlenecks to Gender Mainstreaming in the Education Sector

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The Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) in collaboration with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Development Partners have put in place initiatives/interventions and policies that emphasize equal opportunities for both boys and girls. These include Universal Primary Education (UPE), Universal Secondary Education (USE); Universal Post O-level Education and Training (UPOLET), and sensitization campaigns to support education for girls. Gender inequality in education however remains a challenge. 

Better nutrition for children in Uganda: The policy maker’s role

Submitted by on Tue, 08/11/2020 - 21:22

A healthy and productive workforce in Uganda is needed to improve and sustain agricultural productivity. Poor growth in children hinders the potential of Uganda’s future labor force. Investing in nutrition would lead to economic gains in the future through increased productivity.

This policy brief examines some of the causes of malnutrition amongst women and children in Uganda, including poor feeding practices; lack of breastfeeding and the absence of weight monitoring for children.

Economic Policy Research Centre.