youth employment

Education and Youth employment in Sub-Sahara Africa: linkages and policy responses

Young people in Africa find it increasingly difficult to transition into employment. Governments acknowledge the challenge of youth unemployment and underemployment and are looking for appropriate interventions. Investment in education is one of the main policy tools for addressing poverty and promoting economic growth. However, African countries grapple with a range of challenges. Many are…


Education & Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa

Altman provides a broad overview of youth employment and education in sub-Saharan Africa. She compares the region to the rest of the world in terms of education status, and provides information on issues such as educational performance, the return to education, and gender gaps. This is a presentation to an AERC conference.


The Labour Market Significance of the New Grade 9 Certificate

This paper seeks to understand the link between education and employability. It focuses on a particular gap in education delivery – the absence of a qualification below a matriculation certificate for the approximately 50% of school entrants who do not reach this level. The Education White Paper of 1995 envisaged a General Education Certificate (GEC)…