NU-TEC Inclusivity Research Study (2016-2017)

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Project Location

Project Duration

1 year

Total Value


Value of Montrose Component



  • DFID’s NU-TEC programme aims to increase the incomes and climate resilience of men and women in Northern Uganda by stimulating sustainable, pro-poor growth in agricultural markets.
  • People with disabilities face social and economic marginalisation, despite making up a significant proportion of the population of Northern Uganda.
  • Access to markets is critical for their economic inclusion.
  • With the increasing focus on inclusion in development programming, DFID and Palladium sought to conduct research into strategies for better engagement of PWDs in NU-TEC activities.


  • Montrose technical personnel and national researchers conducted research with PWDs and other stakeholders, exploring social and economic inclusion as well as barriers and opportunities in selected markets.
  • The findings were used to develop strategies and approaches to address the economic development needs of different impairment groups, as well as being sensitive to gender disparities.


  • Montrose contributed to the market systems development component of the programme, led by Palladium.
  • Our work aimed to enable the project team to improve its understanding of the markets, and engage more rigorously with businesses.
  • During Montrose’s research, the design of the project improved by moving away from a narrow commodity-based focus towards cross-cutting and more diverse markets.
  • The expected impacts of the project are:
    • Improved incomes for 197,500 households – 300,000 adults and 600,000 children.
    • A 15% increase in household cash income derived from agriculture.
    • 331,150 direct beneficiaries with improved resilience to climate change, of whom at least 35% are women.