“Youth employment is a big problem everywhere, but takes a unique characteristic in Africa in that Africa is on the verge of a demographic transition.” Pedro Conceição, Chief Economist, Regional Bureau for Africa, UNDP


13/11/2012

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“Youth employment is a big problem everywhere, but takes a unique characteristic in Africa in that Africa is on the verge of a demographic transition. If these people who are becoming of working age do not find productive opportunities, not only will Africa face the challenge of having young people not able to use their skills and abilities, but Africa may lose also on the demographic dividend. So there is a double risk here.”

Categories: Rwanda, Economic & Financial Governance, Youth, Human Capital Development, Employment