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Youth Policy and the Future of African Development

Author: Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong, Mwangi S. Kimenyi
Organisation: Africa Growth Initiative
Publish Date: 2013
Country: Africa
Sector: Economic
Method: Creating alternatives
Theme: Employment
Type: Report
Language: English
Tags: Unemployment, Youth unemployment, Policies, Economic growth

This study has investigated the role of youth policies in promoting economic prosperity in Africa, as governments seek to address the challenges facing youth, including a lack of access to a high-quality and relevant education, high rates and long durations of unemployment and underemployment, a high incidence of chronic poverty, political disengagement, and health and environmental risks. The study’s salient findings and recommendations: Improve the quality and scope of data of youth in Africa; Integrate youth and economic growth; Mainstream youth policies and develop effective youth policies.
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