Uganda

Background Information

Region

Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank income group

Low income

Percent of population aged 10-24

34% (UNFPA, 2020)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

9,409,201 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

6,649,090 (UIS, 2020)

Proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married or in a union before age 18 (% of women aged 20-24)

34%

Source: UNSDG, 2016

Adolescent birth rate (per 1,000 women ages 15-19)

119

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

Percentage of women who ever experienced physical violence since age 15 (% of women 15-49)

51%

Source: DHS, 2016

Percentage of married women employed in the last 12 months (% of married or in-union women 15-49)

84%

Source: DHS, 2016

Education Snapshot Back to Top

Number of years of free primary and secondary education guaranteed in legal frameworks

No data available

Expenditure on education as a percentage of total government expenditure % GDP spent on education

Source: UIS, 2018

Proportion of schools with access to single-sex basic sanitation facilities

No data available

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in reading

  • Female 52%

  • Male 52%

Female: UIS, 2015

Male: UIS, 2015

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in mathematics

  • Female 48%

  • Male 57%

Female: UIS, 2015

Male: UIS, 2015


Completion rate

Primary school age
  • Female 45%

  • Male 42%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 25%

  • Male 28%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 16%

  • Male 20%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 8%

  • Male 8%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Lower secondary school
  • Female 28%

  • Male 26%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Upper secondary school
  • Female 72%

  • Male 57%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Programs Back to Top

Network/Convening/Conference

AMPLIFY Girls Collective

Research Project/Report/Study

AMPLIFY: COVID-19 Response Research

Project/Program

ARK Secondary School Education Program

Network/Convening/Conference

Accelerated Education

Project/Program

Adolescent Girls' Education in Crisis Initiative (AGENCI)

Project/Program

Aflateen+: Life Skills and Financial Education through a Gender Lens in Uganda

Project/Program

BRITE Futures for Secondary School Students

Project/Program

Building Schools

Project/Program

Community Grants Program

Project/Program

Comprehensive scholarship programme

Project/Program

Education System Solutions

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Funding For Girls Education Programs

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Gender Equality Program

Project/Program

Gender-Responsive Pedagogy

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Girl Child Education Fund

Project/Program

Girl Up Initiative

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Girl Up Initiative Uganda (GUIU)

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Girls First Fund

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Girls' Education Challenge

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Grant Program

Her Choice

Project/Program

Instructional Leadership Programme

Project/Program

LitClub

Research Project/Report/Study

Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity (LARA)

Project/Program

Literacy Boost

Project/Program

Lively Minds Programme

Project/Program

Peacebuilding through Education

Research Project/Report/Study

Programmatic approaches to the gender-related impacts of COVID-19 on education: Lessons from 2020

Project/Program

Scaling a Best-in-Class Girls Strategy

Project/Program

School Mothers and Girl-Friendly Spaces

Project/Program

School Solutions

School Supplies & Classroom Improvements for partner schools

Project/Program

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Project/Program

Service-learning for WASH in schools

Project/Program

Teacher Training

Project/Program

Teacher Training and Support

Project/Program

Teachers for Rural Futures

Research Project/Report/Study

The Effect of COVID-19 on Education in Africa and its Implications for the Use of Technology: A Survey of the Experiences and Opinions of Educators and Technology Specialists

Research Project/Report/Study

The Impact of Faith-Based Couples' Counseling on Relationship Dynamics and Intimate Partner Violence in Uganda

Project/Program

Uganda School Health and Reading Program

Project/Program

Unlocking Talent Through Technology

Project/Program

Water and Sanitation

Project/Program

World Teacher

Project/Program

Young Women's Academy for Conscious Change (YWA)

Project/Program

Youth Forward Initiative

Research Project/Report/Study

Youth Think Tank

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