The state of social protection in Uganda in response to Covid-19

Uganda’s National Social Protection Policy (NSPP) provides that regardless of status, every citizen can be faced with various risks and vulnerabilities which could render them unable to meet their basic needs. One of the guiding principles of the NSPP is universalism and inclusiveness; promoting appropriate measures to protect every Ugandan from risks and shocks. This policy brief uses a gendered lens to analyze the state of social protection in Uganda in response to Covid-19.