Report

Getting Africa’s youth working

Taking a systems approach to create more & better jobs for young people in sub-Saharan Africa

Published by
ILO Lab & Mastercard Foundation

A look at the characteristics of labour markets in sub-Saharan Africa drawing lessons from programmes that use a market systems approach to make these markets work better for young people. 

The brief provides a synthesis of key findings for those looking to take a systemic approach to working with youth and labour markets in sub-Saharan Africa or those more broadly engaged with the challenge of decent work for young people. 

It draws on lessons learnt from six market systems programmes. It builds on existing research and compares multiple projects across countries and continents to help development practitioners understand how they can more effectively use a market systems approach to create more and better jobs for Africa’s youth.

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