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Le Rôle des Investissements Publics sur L'emploi des Femmes Sénégalaises Dans un Contexte de Libéralisation Commerciale / The Role of Public Investment in Employing Senegalese Women in the Context of Trade Liberalisation

In the spirit of recent work on the gender effects of trade liberalisation, this paper explores the impact of the implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between West Africa and the European Union on women's employment in Senega…

Skills Training and Business Outcomes: Experimental Evidence from Liberia

This paper explores whether skills training in business performance and customer practices was a promising way to increase business outcomes among self-employed workers who operate small businesses in developing countries. We randomized training i…

Can Urbanization Improve Household Welfare? Evidence from Ethiopia

Despite evolving evidence that Africa is experiencing urbanization in a different way, empirical evaluations of the welfare implications of urban-development programs in Africa remain scant. We investigated the welfare implications of recent urbaniz…

Improving Job Matching for Zambia's Youth

To measure educational mismatch, the research team analysed nationally-representative cross-sectional survey data from the 2014 School to Work Transition Survey (STWTS) for youth aged 15 to 29. The team examined whether there are differences between…

Wage Subsidies can Encourage Women's Formal Employment in Zambia

Despite the challenges of running budget deficits and the negative effects that a wage subsidy may have on government revenues, a wage subsidy can result in positive effects in the economy if it is carefully implemented and introduced directly in th…

Civil War and Labor-Market Outcomes in Sierra Leone

This paper provides evidences of the lasting effects conflict exposure during different stages of life on the long-term labor-market outcomes of civilians in Sierra Leone. We took advantage of variations in time and location of the conflict and used…

How a Production Subsidy can Boost Nigeria's Renewable Energy Sector, Growth and Employment

Despite Nigeria’s status as a major global energy producer, access to electricity is severely limited and much of the country’s population is energy poor. A lack of reliable electricity forces homes and businesses to rely on non-ecofriendly privat…

Exposed to Civil War as Children, Sierra Leone's Young Adults Suffer in the Labour Market

The violent civil conflict in Sierra Leone that lasted from 1991 to 2002 destroyed most of the country’s social, economic, and physical infrastructures. By the end of the war, almost half the country’s population was displaced (2.1 million people), …

"Working while Studying" and Educational Mismatching among Youth: Evidence from Zambia

This paper analyzed the effect of working while studying in college and university on educational mismatching in the Zambian labor market. The study used the 2014 School to Work Transition Survey data and estimated a range of extended ordered probit…

Can a Wage Subsidy be Used to Improve Women's Formal Employment in Zambia?

The number of women employed in the Zambian formal sector is small, which has likely played a role in the low level of women’s empowerment in the country. As a result, the government of Zambia is willing to adopt policies that can positively contrib…

Examining the Impact of Early Childbearing on Education, Literacy, and Labour-market Outcomes in Four African Countries

We examined the impact of early childbearing on education, literacy, and labor-market outcomes of women in four African countries, using Demographic and Health Survey datasets. Cognizant of the endogeneity in this relationship, we identified the eff…

Impacts of COVID-19 on Food Security: Panel Data Evidence from Nigeria

This paper combines pre-pandemic face-to-face survey data with follow up phone surveys collected in April-May 2020 to quantify the overall and differential impacts of COVID-19 on household food security, labor market participation and local food pri…

Determinants of Financial Inclusion for Youth Entrepreneurs: Evidence from Addis Ababa City and Shirka Wereda Ethiopia

This study identified and examined the factors that affected the financial inclusion of young people in selected sites in Ethiopia using local-level data collected with a Community-Based Monitoring System approach. We collected data from 4,928 young…

Sustainable Development Goals, Botswana: A Case Study of Gabane Village in Kweneng District

The main objective of the research paper was to use the Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS) methodology to determine progress on achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a view of localising SDGs to Gabane village. Generally, th…

How Policymakers can Tackle the Youth Unemployment Crisis in Gabane, Botswana

Unemployment in Botswana is relatively high (23%) and even higher for youth (26%) using the narrow definition of unemployment. Despite the concerted efforts of the government of Botswana, uptake of youth employment programmes remains relatively very…

Determinants of Unemployment and Labour-Market Transitions for Youth in Botswana

Africa has a youthful population and Botswana is no exception. As a result, Botswana suffers from high youth unemployment problems. Hence, this paper seeks to empirically investigate how the socioeconomic characteristics of the youth of Gabane villa…

L’impact du Covid-19 sur L’économie Sénégalaise: Une Perspective de Genre / The Impact of COVID-19 on the Senegalese Economy: A Gender Perspective

Like other African countries, Senegal has been hit by Covid-19 and has put in place measures to contain the epidemic. These measures impact men and women differently. To capture their effects on women's work, we use a computable general equilibrium …

Politiques Publiques et File D’attente sur le Marché du Travail au Sénégal / Public Policies and Waiting in the Senegalese Labour Market

The implementation of the Plan Sénégal Emergent (PSE) has resulted in a relatively small increase in employment among women and skilled workers, leading to a longer duration in the job queue for the latter. In addition, the COVID-19 crisis has furth…

Les Politiques de Discrimination Positive, un Tremplin Pour L’emploi des Femmes et des Jeunes / Affirmative Action Policies as a Stepping Stone to Employment for Women and Young People

The first phase of the Plan Sénégal Émergent (PSE) raised the real GDP growth rate to 6.6% between 2014 and 2018. However, despite this favourable economic environment, the situation of young people and women in the Senegalese labour market is worry…

The Effects of Minimum Wages on the Labor Market and Income Distribution in Kenya: A CGE Analysis

In Kenya, there has been increased debate on the impact of minimum wage increases and pay disparities between sectors. Long-term differences in earnings across sectors and different regions (urban and rural) are reflected through higher poverty ra…

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