Addressing Africa's youth employment challenge
In 2015, in partnership with the MasterCard Foundation, IDRC commissioned a series of background papers to shed light on the critical challenge of youth employment in sub-Saharan Africa. The aim is to inform new areas of research support that will build an evidence base for practical and policy-relevant solutions. The papers include a regional overview and selected country-focused papers.
Youth employment in sub-Saharan Africa: Taking stock of the evidence and knowledge gaps
This scoping paper is one of a series jointly commissioned by Canada’s International Development Research Centre and the MasterCard Foundation.
- Read the full paper, Youth employment in sub-Saharan Africa: Taking stock of the evidence and knowledge gaps (PDF, 825 KB)
- For a visual representation of the key findings see the infographic poster (PDF, 309 KB)
- Africa’s youth bulge – high stakes for employment in Sub-Saharan Africa, INCLUDE Platform