CBMS-12555 The Link between Youth Unemployment and Vulnerability in Tanzania: Case Study of Bukoba Urban District


The approach to conduct research on youth unemployment and vulnerability is descriptive. Efforts have been done to address youth employment, but unemployment rate increased by 1.5% from 3.6% in 1990/1 to 5.1% in 2000/1. In 1990/91 unemployment for males was 2.9% and females were 4.2% compared to 4.4% and 5.8% respectively in 2000/1. To this time limited studies have been conducted on youth employment and vulnerability in the study areas. The objectives are to identify the available employment opportunities; investigate the link between youth employment and vulnerability and analyze measures to address youth employment and vulnerability. Four questions to be addressed will base on: available youth employment opportunities; accessibility to employment; the link between youth employment and vulnerability and measures to address the problem. The study will involve a sample of 266 respondents. Purpose, stratified and simple random sampling methods will be used in sample selection. Interview, FGDs, questionnaire, checklist, SPSS and descriptive statistics will be used in data collection, processing, analysis and data presentation respectively. The employment status and condition formal and informal employment, unemployment and their likelihood to lead into youth vulnerability will be perceived. The way to reduce the impact of poor service delivery in LGAs, the youth entering the labour force and seeking employment will be recognized and registered. The available employment opportunities will be identified and measures to create new employment opportunities will be developed. IRDP capability and competent in service delivery in development in LGAs will be realized.


Project leader: Domitilla Bashemera

Project researchers: Longinus Rutasitara | Israel Katega | Martha Jackson Nhembo | Daniel Mpeta | Grace Benedict

Journal publication

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Working Papers

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Implementation of CBMS in Bukoba Municipality and Muleba District 2016-12-01 5.25MB 0 0

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Final report

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2013-11-29 4577.27KB 0 0

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