POVERTY IN UGANDA
In Uganda, 41% of people live in poverty, and almost half of Uganda’s population is under the age of 15, representing one of the youngest populations in the world. Uganda also hosts the largest refugee population in Africa more than 1.5 million refugees have fled their home countries to seek asylum in Uganda. Over the next decade, agricultural development will be a main priority to help improve outcomes for low-income families. Agriculture will also be an increasingly important industry for youth and refugees to find viable opportunities to earn sustainable livelihoods for themselves.
Uganda by the numbers;
- 44.3M total population
- 76% of the population lives in rural areas, and 73% of the workforce is employed in agriculture
- 41% of people live on less than $1.90/day
- 33% of people have an account at a financial institution
- 53% of children complete primary education