East Africa Youth Surveys

East Africa is a very youthful region. About 80% of the estimated 146 million East Africans (excluding South Sudan), are below the age of 35 years. The median age ranges between 16 and 19 years, with the lowest median ages of 16 years and 17 years in Uganda and Tanzania respectively. 

Between 2014 and 2015 we interviewed 7,010 individuals aged 18–35 years, male and female drawn from rural and urban areas in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. In addition 56 focus group discussions, comprising 6-8 participants were also held to provide nuance and context to the responses obtained through the questionnaires. 

The surveys reveals important and surprising insights, and hence, offers reasons for optimism, deep concern and a fierce urgency for action.​​

Download the East Africa Youth Survey Report 2016