Budget Outturn for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in Uganda FY 2018/2019
The Government of the Republic of Uganda read its National Budget for FY 2018/2019 on 7th June 2018. The total budget was estimated at UGX 29.274 trillion of which UGX 12.744 trillion (43.5%) was made available for service delivery excluding budget support, debt repayments and domestic refinancing. The theme of the Budget was “Industrialisation for job creation and shared prosperity”.
In accordance with Section 13 (15) g (i) and (ii) of the Public Finance Management Act, 2015 (PFMA)1, the Equal Opportunities Commission assessed all the Ministerial Policy Statements for compliance with gender and equity requirements. As part of the assessment, the Commission made an extract of interventions committed along with the appropriated budgetary resources to address issues relating with gender and equity to establish the budget outturn status.
Under SDG 5 target 5.c UN Member States Uganda inclusive committed to adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the
promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels. The above target is measured using indicator 5.c.1; Proportion of countries with systems to track and make public allocations for gender equality and women’s empowerment.
This Report (2nd in series) therefore, presents an extract of gender and equity responsive interventions committed by the various MDAs, the budgetary resources appropriated, proportion released by the Ministry of Finance and the proportion utilised by the respective MDAs.
The Report is structured into five sections, namely;
(i) General Introduction,
(ii) the Commission’s progress on promoting gender and equity planning and budgeting in Uganda as provided for under the PFMA 2015,
(iii) the Report Compilation methodology, (iv) the budget outturn status by sector, and (v) conclusions and recommendations.