AURI brief: investing in Africa’s youth. A 21st century opportunity

Nearly one in three people in sub-Saharan Africa is between the ages of 10 and 24, presenting an unprecedented opportunity for the continent’s development. A lack of skills and formal job opportunities means that the overwhelming majority of this huge, mainly urban population will live and work in the informal sector, where they are excluded from many resources and opportunities.

Addressing the challenges of systemic inequity and unequal access to public services, including education, health and finance, is needed before Africa’s youth can contribute to the continent’s economic growth and social development.

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Publication Type Policy brief
Publisher AURI
Year 2016
Author(s) Lee Middleton
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