Foreign Direct Investment and Employment: "A Case Study of Three Selected Foreign Direct Investments in Juba County"

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Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management Sciences .
The research examines and establishes the relationship between foreign direct investment (FDis) and employment opportunities in the case study Juba County, South Sudan. It was based on the followi~g objectives at ways of attracting the FDis, how government benefits from FDis and how FDis also benefit from their business. Lastly, challenges facing the FDis in the area were also looked into. In the literature review, what different authors and theories have stated have been analyzed such that objectives can easily be understood. In the research methodology, the study employed descriptive design where both qualitative and quantitative approaches were employed and the study population consisted of the employees of the FDis selected, local government administrators, students and natives of Juba County. Ninety respondents were sampled through random and purposive sampling techniques. Both questionnaire and interview methods were used to collect data. The findings of the study reveal that foreign direct investment has been instrumental in creating employment opportunities to the people of South Sudan. The confirmation from the secondary data also confirmed that each FDis selected for this research employs more than 60 percent of the local population as skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled employees. The government uses strategic ways to attract and sustain the activities of foreign investors in the country. In conclusion, it was established that there is a significance relationship between the foreign direct investment and employment opportunities in Juba county South Sudan The researcher therefore recommended that the government needs to continue enacting favorable policies and stable and favorable political environment besides developing social and economic infrastructures hence promoting and developing FDis for more job creation.
A research report submitted to the School of Economics and Applied Statistics in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of Bachelor Degree in Economics of Kampala International University
Foreign Direct Investment, Employment, Juba County