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The Impact of COVID-19 on Industries without Smokestacks in Senegal

In Senegal, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant health and economic damage. More specifically, the country’s promising industries without smokestacks have adversely been impacted, with a dramatic reduction in turnover, investment, and jobs.…

The Impact of COVID-19 on Industries without Smokestacks in South Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit several sectors of economies, including those in Africa particularly hard. The affected sectors include industries without smokestacks. The purpose of this brief is to conduct an early assessment of the effect of the pa…

Addressing Africa Youth Unemployment through Industries without Smokestacks: A Synthesis on Prospects, Constraints and Policies

Young people between the ages 15 and 24 constitute roughly 20 percent of sub-Saharan Africa’s population, making it the youngest continent in the world (African Union, 2019). While this trend is an opportunity for increased creativity and innovation…

The Impact of COVID-19 on Industries without Smokestacks in Uganda

In Uganda, the spread of COVID-19 and its economic impacts gained momentum in March 2020 when the country’s first case was reported. By March 30, the government of Uganda had declared a nation-wide lockdown in addition to other critical measures to …

The Impact of COVID-19 on Industries without Smokestacks in Kenya: The Case of Horticulture, ICT, and Tourism Sectors

COVID-19 has had not only far-reaching implications on the Kenya economy as a whole but also varied short-term and long-term impacts on various sectors. This policy brief provides an early assessment of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the se…

Industries without Smokestacks in Africa: A Kenya Case Study

This study assesses the scope for industries without smokestacks (IWOSS) to generate large-scale wage employment opportunities in Kenya especially for the youth. IWOSS are non-manufacturing industries that demonstrate high productivity and employmen…

Employment Creation Potential, Labor Skills Requirements, and Skills Gaps for Young People: Ghana Case Study

The issue of jobless growth and the poor performance of manufacturing have become major concerns in Africa. A new growth trajectory has emerged in the region with services as the driver of growth, contrary to the expectations of manufacturing export…

Addressing Youth Unemployment through Industries without Smokestacks: A Tunisia Case Study

Although the manufacturing sector is known to have a unique role in structural transformation, the industries without smokestacks (IWOSS) that include tradable services, and that concern in Tunisia mainly IT, tourism, transport, trade, and financial…

The Potential of Industries without Smokestacks to Address Unemployment: An Ethiopian Case Study

The study investigates the potential of Industries without Smokestacks (IWOSS) to create jobs in Ethiopia and focuses on agro-processing (particularly food and beverage), horticulture, tourism, and transport sectors. These categories were selected d…

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