AfDB Calls for Partnership to Promote Best Practices in Higher Education Policies in Africa – African Development Bank

Titled ‘Accelerating the AfDB’s Response to the Youth Unemployment Crisis in Africa’ this African Development Bank (AfDB) publication takes stock of…

GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight:

Youth, Africa – “Africa’s exploding youth population represents both a challenge and an opportunity for the continent. Strong economic growth has not translated in the amount of good quality jobs needed to absorb the 11-12 million young Africans entering the labor market every day. Recent events in North Africa have highlighted the negative effects on society and security that unemployment and underemployment, particularly among the youth can have.   –   The continent’s youth population boom also holds the kind of potential demographic dividend that benefitted East Asian economies – triggering economic growth. But this will only happen if African countries can provide quality jobs, equity and inclusiveness in economic growth for their expanding populations.”

See on www.afdb.org

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