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High and Persistent Skilled Unemployment In Morocco: Explaining it by Skills Mismatch

This paper sheds light on the increasing and persistent skilled unemployment in Morocco over the past decade – oscillating around 20% of total unemployment. It identifies and estimates the role and significance of a skill mismatch between Morocco’s …

Enterprising Cape: Building an Inclusive and Vibrant Economy

The Western Cape strives in its efforts to become a more cohesive high-income society and economy. Hence, the province is faced by two interrelated sets of development challenges. The first is unequal access to basic services and economic opportun…

Employment Creation Potential, Labor Skills Requirements, and Skill 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…

Industry Labour Force Skills Gap Investigation: A Focus on the Automotive, Electrical Engineering, and ICT Industries in Swaziland

Sluggish economic growth coupled with high unemployment rates have become synonymous with the economy in Swaziland. In particular, youth unemployment, which stood at 51.6% in 2014, the last year for which reliable data is available, has skyrocketed …

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…

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…

Employment Creation Potential, Labor Skills Requirements and Skill Gaps for Young People: A Rwanda Case Study

The process of structural transformation in Rwanda, like in other parts of Africa, is occurring not by relying primarily on manufacturing but instead on a diverse set of activities, including services. This prompts several questions: can Rwanda gene…

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