(SOURCE: UNFPA Uganda)
Uganda has taken an inclusive approach to development, which is particularly beneficial for young people. The creation and implementation of strong and effective youth policies require a whole-of-government approach, drawing in different line ministries and departments as well as various levels of government and multiple stakeholders to ensure that policy development and implementation are robust and reflective of the whole of youth. Such a process provides an opportunity to strengthen youth mainstreaming and youth policy implementation at all levels.
Jobs Created Under the National Youth Policy (2014-2017)
Uganda adopted the National Youth Policy in 2001, with the specific goal of enhancing the economic contributions of youth. The policy was a reaction to worsening youth conditions, where an increase in rural to urban youth migration was not accompanied by job creation.
The Youth Livelihood Programme and the Youth Livelihood Programme and the Youth Livelihood Fund were created to provide funding and other support to small enterprises led by youth. The aim was to support small business development and job creation (Republic of Uganda 2001; Makumbi 2018).