Uganda National Gender Policy (http://www.mglsd.go.ug/policies/Uganda-Gender-Policy.pdf). The identified key macro-economic management challenges for actions that include;
- limited capacity among technocrats to integrate gender into macroeconomics,
- unequal benefits to women in trade expansion,
- low representation of women informal employment,
- discrimination of women in labour markets, the lack of markets,
- Prohibitive regulatory and administrative requirements for business registration and public tendering and the insufficient reflection of women’s care activities in the system of national accounts.
Build ME is committed to tackling these challenges by addressing gender inequalities in macro-economic policy formulation, implementation .in 2014-2015 project –scaling up rice production & postharvest handling skills among the 10 women farmer groups(25 women per group) in 6 sub counties of Bugiri district and 6 sub counties of Butalejja district). Build ME trained and offered postharvest demonstration materials that included tarpaulins (2 tarpaulins) to each woman involved into commercial rice production.
- In 2015-2016 BuildME executed a project in Butalejja and Bugiri called Integration of women into proper planning & budgeting & strengthening village saving and loan associations for women, Build ME held planning meetings with women together with men to map out ways of ensuring that they is joint planning & budgeting in families.by end of the project 85% of women in the implantation areas were planning together with their husbands as opposed to 43% base line.
- 75% of women farmers engaged into rice production were saving into their village saving groups,10 joint bank accounts had been opened for the 10 farmer groups, Monthly savings had group from 1500/= 0.5$ to 1.5$(UGX 5000), by end of project.