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Economic Brief - Enhancing Capacity for Youth Employment in Africa

29-Dec-2011

The majority of unemployed people in Africa are aged 15-24. Despite an impressive annual growth rate of more than 5 percent in recent years and commendable progress achieved in the area of education, Africa has been unable to significantly expand employment opportunities for young people. While this makes it imperative to improve the integration of young people into the labor market, little is actually known about how capacity should be strengthened for enhanced youth employment in Africa. This Africa Capacity Development Brief focuses on some of the most salient aspects of the emerging consensus on youth unemployment in Africa. It aims to share knowledge on youth unemployment in the Continent, the challenges that it poses, and the options likely to help enhance it.

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