Briefing Paper

Africa’s Job Challenge

“It is evident that Africa has much potential to achieve the long-term growth that is necessary for reducing inequality and alleviating poverty across the region. In order to do this, there are key pitfalls that need to be addressed, most importantly, infrastructure development and improved governance and rule of law. Through addressing these fundamental elements, African economies can be guided towards higher-value adding sectors that create sustainable employment for the millions of young people that will be entering the work force in the next two decades.”