Effectiveness of Youth Funded Projects in Containing Youth Unemployment in Tanzania: A Case of Dodoma City.

Sanga, Amina A. (2020) Effectiveness of Youth Funded Projects in Containing Youth Unemployment in Tanzania: A Case of Dodoma City. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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A study to examine the effectiveness of Youth Funded projects in containing unemployment in Tanzania was conducted in Dodoma Urban District. The study involved 330 youth groups that accessed Government youth funds, 21 Community Development Officers and 20 community members. Primary data were gathered using questionnaires; interview and observation. Whilst, secondary data were collected from various documents including NGO and Government reports. The study revealed that groups performance is retarded by poor group administration, members misunderstandings, little commitment and non accountability of leaders which are principally a result of lack of succession plan. Besides, the study found that majority of the groups (75%) have existed with the same leadership since their commencement. The study also revealed that training needs as well as methodology and pedagogy used for training need to be reviewed to include more content on group administration and skills development for improved performance so that projects started will effectively engage youth in self-employment and contribute sufficiently in employment creation. The former can be contemplated by creating groups with homogenous members with common interests and with a group succession plan. The later is for the Fund to review its policy and training strategies. In order to improve Fund performance to achieve its targets, the study recommends the government to, review Fund policy, training procedures and guidelines basing on needs Assessment in a participatory approach to reduce most of challenges currently encountered and followed by strategic planning within the groups .

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2021 07:49
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2021 07:49
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2695

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