The Informal Economy and the Law in Uganda

The report analyzes how the current legal framework in Uganda fails to fully recognize and protect the rights of workers in the informal economy, even though they constitute 85 percent of Uganda’s labor force and over 50 percent of Uganda’s GDP. The gaps in Ugandan law reflect common vectors of legal exclusion of workers in the informal economy throughout the world, including exclusion from labor laws governing the right to form and join unions, organize and bargain collectively, and protections against discrimination, harassment and violence.

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