The national, representative study on living conditions among people with disabilities was carried out in Uganda in 2018-2019. The data also includes a sample of non-disabled people, providing a basis for comparison between disabled and non-disabled.
The partners who implemented the study were the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU), Makerere University, School of Social Science and SINTEF Digital. Important collaborating partners have been Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, the responsible ministry for disability in Uganda, and the Ministry of Education and Sports.
The study was funded by the Atlas Alliance on behalf of Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD). The study is part of a series of similar studies that have been implemented in southern Africa and Nepal, characterized by a strong involvement of the disability movement and relevant ministries in the respective countries.
The current study adds to a comprehensive data base about individuals with disabilities and their households in sub-Saharan Africa that provides unique insights into the level of living among persons with disabilities and an opportunity for comparison between countries and between regions.