Impact of the Zimbabwe youth empowerment fund : case study of Plumtree (2010-2012)

Doro, Simbai M. (2014-12)

Thesis (MDF)--Stellenbosch University, 2014.


This research was an investigation of the impact of the youth development fund in the Plumtree district - a case study from 2010 to 2012. The study intended to show the impact of the fund on the major problem of youth unemployment. In this study, 40 youth entrepreneurs who benefited from the fund were used as research subjects. The main research instrument was a questionnaire. It focused on the situation before the funding in 2010 and after the funding in 2012. The research established that there was a significant increase in employment, training became more widespread and there was a backlog in payment of national taxes. From these findings, the study recommended that funding be increased, training be maintained and tax awareness campaigns be started.

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