Out-of-school youth in Sub-Saharan Africa: a policy perspective

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The economic and social prospects are daunting for the 89 million out-of-school youth who comprise nearly half of all youth in Sub-Saharan Africa. Within the next decade, when this cohort becomes the core of the labor market, an estimated 40 million more youth will drop out, and will face an uncertain future with limited work and life skills. Furthermore, out-of-school youth often are policy orphans, positioned between sectors with little data, low implementation capacity, lack of interest in long-term sustainability of programs, insufficient funds, and little coordination across the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Policy; Participation; Labour market

Keywords: Dropout; Student retention; Labour force participation

Geographic subjects: Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/World Bank, 2015

Physical description: xv, 142 p.

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ISBN: 9781464805059; 9781464805066 (electronic)

Resource type: Report

Rights: This work is available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO license (CC BY 3.0 IGO). To view a copy of the licence visit: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo

Call number: TD/TNC 121.1315

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