Jobs and Incomes

Uganda Jobs Strategy: Creating More Jobs for Uganda’s Youth and Economic Transformation

Submitted by on Tue, 08/11/2020 - 21:15

Uganda is experiencing a rapid growth in the number of both qualified job seekers and working-age population. Approximately, 800,000 young people cross to working age annually. However this growth is not directly proportional to the growth in higher productivity jobs.  Statistics show that over 70 percent of working age are employed and unemployment rate is low. This is ignorant of the fact that majority are in unpaying jobs.

Improving access to Labour Markets for Refugees: Evidence from Uganda

Submitted by on Tue, 08/11/2020 - 21:14

Uganda is the largest refugee hosting country in Africa and third largest in the world. It has 30 settlements that vary in size, age and composition. Uganda’s host policy grants refugees complete freedom of movement and full right to work. Despite this highly favourable policy, refugees have continuously found difficulty in accessing employment.

Driving Inclusive Socio-Economic Progress through Mobile-Enabled Digital Transformation

Submitted by on Tue, 08/11/2020 - 21:12

The mobile revolution has changed, and is continuing to shape, the way we do things either as individuals or institutions. The spread of mobile phones, communication systems, and the internet has had a big impact on job creation, business development, and transformation in several sectors such as agriculture, health, education, infrastructure and tourism. In Uganda’s agriculture sector, farmers are currently using the power of mobile to transact and receive extension services.