“Shame-Proofing” Anti-Poverty Project

Funders:         Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) – Department for International Development (DFID)

Implementers: School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University and Oxford University, United Kingdom

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Title of the project:    Does 'shame-proofing' anti-poverty programmes improve their effectiveness? Theory of change and impact policy evaluation in cross-national settings.

Funders:              Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) – Department for International Development (DFID)            

Partners               University of Oxford, Beijing Normal University and National Law School of India University.

Makerere University, School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University in partnership with Oxford University, United Kingdom are implementing a participatory action research oriented project on “Poverty, Policy and Dignity: Shame Proofing Delivery of Group Guaranteed Loan Scheme (GGLS) in Uganda. in Hoima and Kagadi. The research project which focuses on Community Banking Group Guaranteed Loan scheme (GGLS) offered as a pro-poor loan product, seeks to assess whether programs that are ‘shame proofed’, that are expressly designed to promote dignity and be as stigma free as possible, are more effective in attaining their anti - poverty objectives than those that are not. The research project includes an intervention designed to create conditions and spaces that would promote dignity in the operation of the scheme and instill a sense of ownership of the scheme in a dignified manner for the intervention group.

The project is coordinated by Prof. Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo with Dr. Florence Kyoheirwe Muhanguzi as co-researcher.