Uganda lags while Kenya and Tanzania show simple ways to unlocking their potential
There is worldwide consensus that youth aged 14 to 30 years are the most potentially economically dynamic segment of any population. Unfortunately in Uganda, 50 percent of youth, especially females, are not engaged in income generating, paid or self employment.
Even among those who are employed, a recent World Bank study revealed that Ugandan workers are six and four times less productive than their Kenyan and Tanzania Counterparts, respectively.
The National Development Plan (NDP) has a detailed section on skills development that says Uganda’s labor productivity is low at 28% of that of Tanzania.