Economy & Injustices

In East Africa work, employment is a social issue, not just an economic one.

With employment having such a strong influence over peoples well-being, it’s important that jobs being offered to people are of a certain quality. For us, quality employment covers five dimensions:

  • Job security
  • Adequate minimum wages and fair remuneration
  • The protection and promotion of health and well-being of employees
  • Skills improvement
  • Work-life balance


Minimum wages

An adequate minimum wage should guarantee decent living standards to workers and employees.

Work-life balance

In the words of former First Lady of the United States Rosalyn Carter, “There are four kinds of people in the world: those who have been carers; those who currently are carers; those who will be carers; and those who will need carers.”


Unemployment Rate in Uganda increased to 2.10 percent in 2017 from 2 percent in 2016. Unemployment Rate in Uganda averaged 2.38 percent from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 3.50 percent in 2002 and a record low of 0.94 percent in 1991.

In Uganda the male to female ratio is 100.2 males per 100 females.[4] Life expectancy at birth for males is 42.59 years and 44.49 years for females.[4] Ugandan youth experience different lifestyles depending on if they live in a rural or urban area. Many youth decide to migrate from the rural areas to the urban areas based on factors that include kinship ties and friendship ties, rural incomes, role of rural education, and the rural social system.[5]

In Uganda, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides – Uganda Unemployment Rate – actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Uganda Unemployment Rate – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on December of 2018.


South Sudan

Unemployment Rate in South Sudan remained unchanged at 11.50 percent in 2017 from 11.50 percent in 2016. Unemployment Rate in South Sudan averaged 12.01 percent from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 12.90 percent in 2013 and a record low of 11.30 percent in 2012.

The economy of South Sudan is one of the world’s weakest and most underdeveloped, with South Sudan having little existing infrastructure and the highest maternal mortality and female illiteracy rates in the world as of 2011.[6]

South Sudan is one of the poorest countries in the world. Most villages in the country have no electricity or running water, and the country’s overall infrastructure is lacking, with few paved roads.[6]



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