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Gender and economic growth in Uganda: unleashing the power of women

By: Ellis, Amanda.
Contributor(s): Blackden, C. Mark | Manuel, Claire.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Directions in development. Publisher: Washington, D. C. World Bank 2006Description: xi, 89 p.ISBN: 9780821363843.Subject(s): Women in economic development - Uganda | Sex discrimination against women - Uganda | Investments Foreign -Law and legislation - Uganda | Women - Uganda - Economic conditions | Uganda - Economic conditionsDDC classification: 338.96761 Summary: Men and women both play significant, though different, economic roles in Uganda (both contribute around 50% of GDP and women are 39% of business owners). Gender inequality in access to and control of productive assets and resources acts as a brake to women's economic participation and limits economic growth. Labour and time constraints differentially affect women's and men's capacity to engage in business activity, with significant consequences for agricultural productivity in the context of strategic exports. It is therefore important for Uganda to unleash the full productive potential of female as well as male economic actors, if it is to achieve high and sustained rates of pro-poor growth. This book considers the relationship between gender and economic growth in Uganda in the specific context of promoting women's business and entrepreneurship.
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Men and women both play significant, though different, economic roles in Uganda (both contribute around 50% of GDP and women are 39% of business owners). Gender inequality in access to and control of productive assets and resources acts as a brake to women's economic participation and limits economic growth. Labour and time constraints differentially affect women's and men's capacity to engage in business activity, with significant consequences for agricultural productivity in the context of strategic exports. It is therefore important for Uganda to unleash the full productive potential of female as well as male economic actors, if it is to achieve high and sustained rates of pro-poor growth. This book considers the relationship between gender and economic growth in Uganda in the specific context of promoting women's business and entrepreneurship.

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