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    THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

    Labour market

    transition of young

    people in Uganda

    Highlights of the School-to-

    Work Transition Survey 2015

    UGANDA BUREAU OF STATISTICS

    May, 2016

    Uganda Bureau of Statistics Statistics House Plot 9, Colville Street P.O. Box 7186, Kampala Tel: +256 414 706 000 Fax: +256 414 237 553

    Email: ubos@ubos.org Website: www.ubos.org

  • PREFACE

    Employment

    people globally suffer higher unemployment levels and their job

    characterised by lower pay

    Therefore, identifying the nature of employment challenge of the young

    people at country level is

    integrated policy interventions. The global jobs crisis has,

    exacerbated the vulnerability of young people in terms of: i) higher

    unemployment, ii) lower quality jobs for those who find work, iii) greater labour market

    inequalities among different groups of young people, iv) longer and more insecure school

    work transitions, and v) increased detachment from the labour market. At the global level, th

    challenges are envisaged to be

    (SDGs), and at the national level through the Vision 2040 and the Second National Development

    Plan (NDP II).

    To fulfil these policy strategies

    people to deliver. It is, thus, important for government t

    commitment in providing a conducive environment for gainful employment. This can be

    achieved through collaboration with agencies such as trade unions, employers’ organisations,

    international community and the active particip

    people to make a good start in the world of work.

    The “School-to-Work Transition Survey” (SWTS) was designed by the International

    Labour Organisation (ILO) and implemented for the first time in Uganda by the

    of Statistics (UBOS) in 2013 as one such collaboration. The second SWTS, undertaken by

    UBOS in 2015, was sponsored by a partnership between the ILO and The MasterCard

    Foundation through the Work4Youth (W4Y) Project. The W4Y Project entailed p

    statistical agencies and policy

    SWTS and assist governments and the social partners in the use of the data for effective policy

    design and implementation. This is the report of

    All stakeholders including

    general public can use the results of

    response to employment challenges

    Ben Paul Mungyereza

    Executive Director

    Uganda Bureau of Statistics

    Employment of young people is good for sustainable development.

    people globally suffer higher unemployment levels and their job

    characterised by lower pay and high insecurity than that of other age groups.

    Therefore, identifying the nature of employment challenge of the young

    people at country level is necessary for formulating evidence

    integrated policy interventions. The global jobs crisis has,

    exacerbated the vulnerability of young people in terms of: i) higher

    unemployment, ii) lower quality jobs for those who find work, iii) greater labour market

    inequalities among different groups of young people, iv) longer and more insecure school

    rk transitions, and v) increased detachment from the labour market. At the global level, th

    envisaged to be addressed through the 2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals

    and at the national level through the Vision 2040 and the Second National Development

    To fulfil these policy strategies, countries can rely on the creativity and innovation of young

    people to deliver. It is, thus, important for government to provide a leadership role and

    commitment in providing a conducive environment for gainful employment. This can be

    achieved through collaboration with agencies such as trade unions, employers’ organisations,

    international community and the active participation of donors in supporting efforts by young

    people to make a good start in the world of work.

    Work Transition Survey” (SWTS) was designed by the International

    Labour Organisation (ILO) and implemented for the first time in Uganda by the

    of Statistics (UBOS) in 2013 as one such collaboration. The second SWTS, undertaken by

    UBOS in 2015, was sponsored by a partnership between the ILO and The MasterCard

    Foundation through the Work4Youth (W4Y) Project. The W4Y Project entailed p

    statistical agencies and policy-makers of 34 low- and middle-income countries to undertake the

    SWTS and assist governments and the social partners in the use of the data for effective policy

    design and implementation. This is the report of the second SWTS survey.

    All stakeholders including Policy makers, Academia, Civil Society Organisations

    use the results of SWTS to design and implement integrated polic

    challenges faced by young people.

    Uganda Bureau of Statistics

    i

    sustainable development. Young

    people globally suffer higher unemployment levels and their jobs are

    than that of other age groups.

    Therefore, identifying the nature of employment challenge of the young

    for formulating evidence-based

    integrated policy interventions. The global jobs crisis has, further,

    exacerbated the vulnerability of young people in terms of: i) higher

    unemployment, ii) lower quality jobs for those who find work, iii) greater labour market

    inequalities among different groups of young people, iv) longer and more insecure school-to-

    rk transitions, and v) increased detachment from the labour market. At the global level, these

    UN Sustainable Development Goals

    and at the national level through the Vision 2040 and the Second National Development

    , countries can rely on the creativity and innovation of young

    o provide a leadership role and

    commitment in providing a conducive environment for gainful employment. This can be

    achieved through collaboration with agencies such as trade unions, employers’ organisations,

    ation of donors in supporting efforts by young

    Work Transition Survey” (SWTS) was designed by the International

    Labour Organisation (ILO) and implemented for the first time in Uganda by the Uganda Bureau

    of Statistics (UBOS) in 2013 as one such collaboration. The second SWTS, undertaken by

    UBOS in 2015, was sponsored by a partnership between the ILO and The MasterCard

    Foundation through the Work4Youth (W4Y) Project. The W4Y Project entailed partnership with

    income countries to undertake the

    SWTS and assist governments and the social partners in the use of the data for effective policy

    Academia, Civil Society Organisations and the

    to design and implement integrated policies in

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    PREFACE ................................................................................................................................................. i

    LIST OF TABLES ................................................................................................................................... v

    LIST OF FIGURES ................................................................................................................................ vii

    LIST OF ACRONYMS ......................................................................................................................... viii

    ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ....................................................................................................................... ix

    1. INTRODUCTION AND MAIN FINDINGS ................................................................................. 1

    1.1 Overview .................................................................................................................................... 1

    1.2 Main Findings ............................................................................................................................ 2

    1.3 Structure of the report ................................................................................................................ 4

    2. OVERVIEW OF THE UGANDA LABOUR MARKET AND SURVEY METHODOLOGY ... 5

    2.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................ 5

    2.2 The labour market in Uganda..................................................................................................... 7

    2.3 School-to-work transition survey in Uganda: Objectives and Methodology ............................. 9

    2.3.1 Objectives ............................................................................................................................... 9

    2.3.2 Methodology ........................................................................................................................ 10

    2.3.2.1 Questionnaire development .............................................................................................. 11

    2.3.2.2 Survey design and sample size ......................................................................................... 11

    2.3.2.3 Training of Field Staff ...................................................................................................... 11

    2.3.2.4 Data Collection ........................................................................................................