The research in Uganda started in February 2015 and will run until September 2015. Below the exact timeline of the different implementations can be found.
At the moment 140 youth in the age between 18 and 24 are being interviewed in 3 different rural areas in Uganda. These areas are: Jinja, Iganga and Mayuge.
Age: The age of respondents from 18 to 24 is almost equally distributed with slightly more of age 18 and less of age 22.
Gender: The sample is 57 per cent of young women and 43 per cent of young male
Location: 86 per cent of the sample are village respondents while 11 per cent are from city and town, and 3 per cent are ‘others’.
School Attendance: 80 per cent are currently out of school and 20 per cent attend school, university or vocational training.
The Progress out of Poverty Index® (PPI®) is a poverty measurement tool for organisations and businesses serving the poor. By answering 10 questions on household’s characteristics and asset ownership the likelihood of a respondent living below the poverty line – or above by a small margin – is determined.
Active business or income generating activity
Respondents were asked the business or income generating activity they have through which they earn money. 25 per cent have their own business; 19 per cent have business together with someone; 17 per cent were involved in trading; 13 per cent are involved in services; 12 per cent are involved in income generating activities; 6 per cent are involved repair works and 3 per cent are involved in production.