African youth are at the core of its economic transformation given that two-thirds of its population consists of people below 35 years of age. As such, they constitute the largest group of labour market entrants that has a strong bearing on the development of the continent. However, despite having such human resources, African countries are dealing with rising unemployment among their youths, with unemployment being higher among female youths.
This study was set out to undertake an in-depth country study to inform policymakers and development practitioners on the economic sectors with the highest multipliers and potential to create employment opportunities for the youth in Uganda.
Growth Sectors for Youth Employment (GSYE) is an African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) collaborative research that is seeking to provide research evidence on which economic sectors have the potential to significantly create employment for youth. The project was commissioned by INCLUDE, with support from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The project is implemented by AERC in conjunction with the Economic Research Forum (ERF) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). The project aims to provide research evidence on the economic sectors with the highest multipliers and potential to create employment opportunities for young people in the continent.
This policy brief presents the country case study of Uganda, one of the nine countries selected for country-specific research.
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