AERC Regional Policy Forum Summary

24 May 2022

This article details how the AERC hosted a virtual Regional Policy Forum on 28 March 2022. The regional policy forum featured new findings on employment sectors with the highest multipliers and potential to provide employment opportunities for Africa’s youth; ways to promote equal access to these opportunities by all youth regardless of their gender, socio-economic background, or geographical location, and; conditions needed to support these sectors.

Recommendations included:

  • Government to provide financial support for the interventions. Should not leave interventions to development partners
  • Have integrated interventions
  • Focus on demand-side policies. There are not enough jobs for everyone. Stimulate and have a macro policy framework
  • Scale-up interventions: move from pilots and small-scale interventions that benefit few

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