The role of Women's Economic Empowerment in the Development in Open Macro-Ecomomic Model; Case study: Kampala City.

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The general objective of this study was to establish the role of women in economic empowerment in open macroeconomic model while focusing the research on Kampala City. Both quantitative and qualitative research designs were used for this study. Qualitative research design was used because it involved a set of methods and procedures that described the study variables. Quantitative studies portrayed these variables by answering who, what, why, and how questions. Under the first objective, it was concluded that equitable distribution economic power, individual, capacity, wealth creation and distribution, creates large-scale employment opportunities, promotes balanced regional economic empowerment were among the leading roles of women's contribution to economic empowerment in open macroeconomic model. In the second objective, it was concluded that; gender discrimination, balancing work and faruily, access to financial resources, inadequate training and access to information, work-faruily interface, women's safety and gender based violence, lack of societal support, legal barriers and procedures, self-confidence and network building were the challenges facing women's contribution to economic empowerment in open macroeconomic model. Under the second objective of the study, it was concluded that; independence, income potential, satisfaction, building relationships, continuous improvement, earning extra money, building a voice, inspiring others, being creative, pay, experience, control and freedom were among the many reasons why women engage in economic empowerment programmes. According to the findings and conclusions of the study, the researcher found it necessary that the recommendations below are of much importance; The government should provide more financial assistance to small business firms and enterprises so as to promote women's contribution to economic empowennent in open macroeconomic model in Uganda. There should be more effort put on the delivery of incentives to female business communities and traders so as to foster the economic empowerment of their enterprises. Business women and small scale industrial women workers should be advised to go for training in managerial and business skills so as to foster the economic empowerment of economic empowerment in Uganda.Further research should be carried out to examine the relationship between budgetary control measures and the sustainability of women led income generating businesses in Jinja town: a case study of St. Balikudembe Market (Owino).
A dissertation submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award of a Bachelors Degree in Development Studies of Kampala International University.
Women, Role, Economic Empowerment, Development, Macro-Ecomomic Model, Kampala