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Improving Prospects for South Africa's Youth: Education, Vocational Training Still Key Priorities

"This paper examines South Africa’s progress in building young people’s human and labour-market capacities through education. Longitudinal data from Afrobarometer and the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation’s (IJR) Transformation Audit indicate…

The Growth Agenda Priorities for Mass Employment and Inclusion: Skills

"The only way out of the cycle of unemployment, poverty and inequality which is undermining South Africa’s future is to achieve higher and more labour intensive levels of economic growth. Among other things, this requires dramatically expanding th…

Les Trajectoires d’Emplois des Jeunes au Sénégal: entre "Emplois faute de Mieux" et Projet Professionnel / The Career Path of Youth Employment in Senegal: between "Jobs for lack of better" and Professional Projects

The trajectories of youth employments in Senegal: Between jobs for lack of anything better and professional project Senegal, Following the example of many countries of the South where the demographic transition has not occur yet, is known to face …

Youth and Education: Policy Gaps Analysis

The youth as per the Kenyan Constitution 2010 are individuals who have attained the age of 18 but are not yet 35 years old. Out of the total population which stood at 48 million according to the census of 2019, youth comprise about 28%. Amongst impo…

Evaluation de L’offre et des Besoins en Formation Professionnelle des Jeunes Dans la Region de L’extreme-Nord du Cameroun / Assessment of Vocational Training Needs and Opportunities for Youth in the Far North Region of Cameroon

Cameroon has been facing security challenges in the North-West, South-West, East and Far-North regions for some years now, with the corollary of the recruitment of young people, most of whom are unemployed, into armed groups. This situation has furt…

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 …

The Complementarity of Education and Use of Productive Inputs among Smallholder Farmers in Africa

This study seeks to assess the complementarity of education and use of use of agricultural inputs–improved seeds, fertilizers, access to credit facilities (loans), and the incremental effects of education on intermediate to longer-term economic outc…

The Economic Benefits of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Kingdom of Swaziland: A Case of the National Handicraft Training Centre (NHTC)

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Swaziland is key for employment and self-employment opportunities which result in economic growth. TVET has proven to be an educational pathway that can be used to significantly reduce the un…

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