Young People: The One Investment the Country Cannot Afford to Ignore

No. of pages: 4

Publication date: November 2017

Author: UNFPA Uganda

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To a significant extent, the emerging face of poverty in the country is the face of a young person. They are the new capable poor.  Despite their potential to lead economic and social change, insufficient investment have been made to develop their human capital. As a result, they face increased likelihood of future dependency, lower earnings and poor health outcomes.