Report: The Impact of the Cost of Politics on Inclusive Political Participation in Uganda

NIMD and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) researched how money affects politics in Uganda. The research found that many Ugandans, particularly women and young people who are already underrepresented in politics, are often excluded from entering and participating in politics because they cannot afford it. While 4/5 of male candidates successfully secured loans to finance their campaigns, this was the case for just under 1/5 of women candidates: Cost of Politics research: Women and young people in Uganda priced out of politics - NIMD