The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), in collaboration with Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) developed and is currently implementing the Second Plan for National Statistical Development (PNSD II: 2013/14-2017/18).
The PNSD is a comprehensive framework for strengthening statistical development in the National Statistical System (NSS), and underlines gender responsiveness, as a key value and principle in the production of statistics. The PNSD has structures to support production and use of gender statistics, which include among others, the Inter-Agency Committee (IAC), Sector Statistics Committees (SSCs) and District Statistics Committees (DSCs). The Gender Statistics Sub-Committee (GSSC) is a part of the SSC structure and consists of a smaller Gender Statistics Advisory Group GSAG). The GSSC and advisory group engage regularly to dialogue on issues pertaining to gender statistics with respect to monitoring and reporting on gender equality and women's empowerment.
The ever-changing demand for gender statistics requires that such statistics and related data are made readily available, accessible and user friendly. This implies that there is need for development and implementation of rigorous advocacy and dissemination mechanisms to increase appreciation and utilization of gender statistics.
To this effect, UBOS, in collaboration with MDAs has developed an advocacy and dissemination strategy for gender statistics. The strategy is envisioned to facilitate the mainstreaming of gender statistics in policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Publication year: 2018
Number of pages: vi + 24