United Nations Uganda to Launch the Joint Programme for Data and Statistics in Uganda

United Nations together with its 12 Agencies will launch the Joint Programme for Data and Statistics (JPDS) in Uganda on January 30th at the Kampala Sheraton hotel.

This launch aims to inform the public about the importance of data on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).

The Joint Programme for Data and Statistics (JPDS) in Uganda is a strategic instrument aimed at creating catalytic change in the quality, relevance and use of SDG data and statistics in Uganda consistent with international human rights and gender equality norms and principles. Aligned to Uganda’s third National Development Plan (NDP III) 2020/2021 – 2024/2025, the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2021-20251 and the Third Plan for National Statistical Development (PNSD III) 2020/21-2024/25, the programme is a consolidated offer of 12 UN agencies to the Government and the people of Uganda towards improving the capacity of the National Statistical System.

Appreciating the need to further promote UN system coherence in its development work in Uganda, and for a collaborative approach to addressing the needs of the National Statistical System (NSS), twelve (12) UN agencies, including UNDP, UN Women, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO, UNCDF, UNGP, ILO, FAO, UNEP, UNAIDS and IOM, under the overall coordination of the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office and technical leadership of UNDP have partnered with Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) to develop a Joint Programme for Data and Statistics in Uganda (JPDS). 

The JPDS is a significant step towards improving SRHR outcomes in Uganda by providing accurate and reliable data. This initiative will enable policymakers, researchers, and organizations to make informed decisions and develop effective strategies to address SRHR challenges.

The launch event will bring together key stakeholders, including government officials, civil society organizations, and development partners, to discuss the role of data in promoting SRHR and to showcase the JPDS as a valuable tool for evidence-based decision-making.

Join United Nations Uganda and its agencies as they launch the joint programme for data & statistics on 30th January 2024.