Empowering young Africans
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June 2013

Two-thirds of young Africans are not gainfully employed but a new research report, presented at The Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), suggests various ways that this problem can be overcome. The report, "Empowering Young Africans to Live their Dreams", diagnoses the core problems, including the failure of education to translate school enrolment into meaningful learning, and plots a way forward with a strong emphasis on human capital in order to boost productivity.

A proposed programme of action covers five main issues including human capital, economic transformation, labour markets and job creation, gender gaps, and evaluation and coordination.

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Empowering young Africans

June 2013

Two-thirds of young Africans are not gainfully employed but a new research report, presented at The Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), suggests various ways that this problem can be overcome. The report, "Empowering Young Africans to Live their Dreams", diagnoses the core problems, including the failure of education to translate school enrolment into meaningful learning, and plots a way forward with a strong emphasis on human capital in order to boost productivity.

A proposed programme of action covers five main issues including human capital, economic transformation, labour markets and job creation, gender gaps, and evaluation and coordination.