The World Bank Group/International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
This policy note, based on the Morocco Household and Youth Survey (2009-10), analyzes the aspirations of young Moroccans aged 15 to 29 years, their economic and social circumstances, as well as the institutional factors that hinder their economic and social inclusion. This study adopts a mixed method approach combining an innovative quantitative instrument with qualitative and institutional analysis.
This paper aims to find effective policy options that can support the development of more attractive jobs in Egypt’s private sector and lead to job creation and inclusive growth. Egypt is facing a marked “youth bulge” and therefore has a high rate of youth unemployment, particularly among the highly educated.
In this report, the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) presents a comprehensive exploration of Africa's employment landscape. This research includes quantitative analysis of available national employment data, a survey of more than 1,300 companies in five African countries, and interviews with dozens of business leaders and policy makers. The report looks at employment patterns across countries and sectors, and assesses prospects for job creation to 2020.
African Development Bank, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, UNDP and UN Economic Commission for Africa
Overall, the 2012 African Economic Outlook presents an optimistic scenario for the continent. Africa’s impressive growth for more than a decade and its resilience to the deep global recession support such optimism.
For many of Africa’s people, rapid growth and rising wealth has failed to translate into better lives. The Africa Progress Report 2012 looks at three of the most critical ingredients for transforming a promising economic upturn into a sustained recovery and lasting human development – jobs, justice and equity.
mLearning has a crucial role to play in improving the education and life prospects of young people in emerging markets. This report explores the day-to-day lives of young people and gives voice to their aspirations, employment and learning needs. It demonstrates that the time is right for the mobile industry, international development community and Governments to collaborate and create services that will have a profound, lifelong impact on the lives of young people. With a focus on Ghana, Morocco, Uganda and India, researchers listened to more than 1,200 young people.
Justin Sykes is the Director of Microenterprise at Silatech (www.silatech.com) In providing financial and technical assistance to financial institution partners across the Middle East and North Africa, Silatech has developed a strong track record on youth products and services programs becoming the Arab region’s largest provider of youth focused programmatic support.