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.

The Job Strategy for Inclusive Growth clearly highlights the aforementioned mismatch, its effects on the economy and how it is creating a rise in dependency levels. The report provides recommendation pointing the government in the direction of focussed investment and policy alignment towards creation of jobs.