Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP), 2015

Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development
Ministry of Local Government
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Youth Livelihood Programme is a Government of Uganda five year rolling programme targeting the poor, and unemployed youths aged 18-30 in all districts of Uganda. The overall objective is to empower the youths in Uganda to harness their social economic potential and increase self-employment opportunities and income levels. It has three programme components which include: skills development, livelihood support and institutional support. Culture and Creative Industries fall under skills development component. The recommended investment options include fashion and design, clay modeling/pottery, weaving and embroidery, video-audio editing, leather works and computer use and applications. The programme provides a rolling fund that youths can invest in the priority enterprises which include culture and creative industries.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

A total of 47 projects under culture and creative industries with a total of 568 young people in the following projects: art and crafts making, music, dance and drama, brass band, pottery and mobile disco were funded.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

1,000,000 out of which 100,000 was the investment towards culture and creative industry enterprises

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
District Local Governments
Public Sector
Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
Public Sector
National Youth Council
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

In 2019, Cabinet directed that the programme should support investments in Music and Film/Creative Industries.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Transversal Priority(ies)