Vocational training, on-the-job training, and resilience to the COVID-19 shock

In this final report, we use data from a phone survey with young workers tracked regularly since 2012 as part of an RCT on active labour market policies (Alfonsi et al. 2020) to document how they were impacted by the COVID-19 related lockdown. We targeted 1,700 young workers and successfully traced and interviewed 74% of them. The survey was conducted between October and December 2020 to contribute evidence toward understanding how the pandemic affected young worker’s economic and social lives in the short run. With this purpose in mind, we collected data on labour market and relevant socio-economic outcomes, before, during and after the two months long total lockdown put in place by the Ugandan Government.