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

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 different ... Show more

Authors: Inoue, Keiko; Gropello, Emanuela di; Taylor, Yesim Sayin; Gresham, James

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

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: xv, 142 p.

Access item: http://hdl.handle.net/10986/21554

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