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Gender and Economic Growth in Uganda : Unleashing the Power of Women

ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACCESS TO MARKETS AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AGRICULTURE BANKS BARRIERS TO JUSTICE BUSINESS WOMEN BUSINESSWOMEN COMMERCIAL BANKS COUNTRY GENDER ASSESSMENT CROPS CULTURAL NORMS CULTURAL PRACTICES CULTURES CUSTOM CUSTOMARY LAW CUSTOMARY PRACTICE DISPROPORTIONATE EFFECT ON WOMEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP EQUAL RIGHTS EQUAL TREATMENT FAMILIES FAMILY WELFARE FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR FEMALE WORKERS FISH FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION GENDER GENDER ASSESSMENTS GENDER CONSIDERATIONS GENDER DIFFERENCES GENDER DIMENSION GENDER DIMENSIONS GENDER DISCRIMINATION GENDER DISPARITIES GENDER EQUALITY GENDER EQUALITY INITIATIVES GENDER GUIDELINES GENDER INEQUALITIES GENDER INEQUALITY GENDER ISSUES GENDER NEEDS GENDER RELATIONS GOVERNMENT REFORM HOUSEHOLDS IMPACT ASSESSMENTS INFERIOR STATUS OF WOMEN INFORMAL SECTOR INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK INTEGRATION INTEGRATION OF GENDER LABOR FORCE LABOR MARKET LABOUR ORGANIZATION LAWS LEGAL FRAMEWORK LEGAL PROVISIONS LEGISLATION LEVEL PLAYING FIELD LOCAL GOVERNMENT MATERNITY LEAVE MATRIMONIAL PROPERTY MEDIATION MICROFINANCE MINISTRY OF GENDER NATIONAL GENDER POLICY NGOS POOR WOMEN POWER POWER OF WOMEN PRIVATE SECTOR PRODUCTIVITY RISK TAKING SEX DISCRIMINATION SEX DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN SEXUAL HARASSMENT SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY SUBSIDIARY TAX ADMINISTRATION TAXATION TEXTILES UNIFEM UNITED NATIONS UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT FUND FOR WOMEN WIDOWS WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS WOMEN IN BUSINESS WOMEN LAWYERS WOMEN WORKERS
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Washington, DC: World Bank
Africa | East Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda
2012-06-07T15:05:37Z | 2012-06-07T15:05:37Z | 2005

Uganda is a leader in Sub-Saharan Africa, in recognizing linkages between economic growth and gender issues. These linkages are critical for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The study assesses the legal and administrative barriers faced by women, as identified by the Bank's Foreign Investment Advisory Service (FIAS) and the International Finance Corporation's (IFC) Gender-Entrepreneurship-Markets Unit. The structure of the report mirrors that of the FIAS 2003 Administrative Barriers to Investment Report, and is designed to highlight the gender dimensions of that research to encourage further replication. The findings of this report indicate the considerable potential for economic growth that exists, if Uganda is to unleash the power of women, and support their full economic participation in the private sector. This assessment considers the relationship between gender and economic growth in Uganda in the context of promoting women's participation in business and entrepreneurship. Men and women both play substantial, albeit different, economic roles in the Ugandan economy. Each contributes about 50 percent of GDP, and women represent 39 percent of businesses with registered premises.

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