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Living conditions among persons with disabilities in Uganda

Living conditions among persons with disabilities in Uganda

To contribute to the improvement of disabled people’s living conditions and inclusion in the development process in Uganda. This is done through collection and application of data on living conditions among persons with disabilities in Uganda .

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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.

Published 08 February 2021
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Project duration

2018 - 2020

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Living conditions among persons with disabilities in Uganda

Financing

Atlas Alliansen/NORAD

Partners

National Union of Disabled People in Uganda
Makerere University, Uganda