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Project

Improving Youth Employment Policies in Francophone Africa
 

Cameroon
Chad
Ivory Coast
Senegal
Project ID
108229
Total Funding
CAD 1,092,200.00
IDRC Officer
Flaubert Mbiekop
Project Status
Completed
End Date
Duration
30 months

Programs and partnerships

Employment and Growth

Lead institution(s)

Project leader:
Prof Fomba Kamga Benjamin
Cameroon

Summary

Africa's persistent job crisis calls for more effective employment policies, including training programs and support for job searches. This project will address the crisis through recommendations that will improve employment policies in francophone Africa.Read more

Africa's persistent job crisis calls for more effective employment policies, including training programs and support for job searches. This project will address the crisis through recommendations that will improve employment policies in francophone Africa. Youth employment initiatives in Africa Over the last two decades, African governments established employment agencies to help youth integrate into the labour market. For example, Senegal launched the National Agency for Youth Employment to help 113,000 young people find jobs by 2017. However, the effectiveness of these agencies is limited. Recommendations to improve job outlooks This project will generate actionable recommendations for policymakers and employment agency managers. It will also provide practical suggestions to help the business community take advantage of employment agencies when filling vacancies. The project team will bring together local experts and representatives of national employment agencies in five francophone countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Cameroon, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Republic of Congo, and Senegal. It will aim to strengthen the agencies by providing evidence on what works and what does not work to address Africa's employment problem.

Research outputs

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Rapports
Language:

French

Summary
Author(s)
Fomba Kamga, Benjamin
Rapports
Language:

French

Summary
Author(s)
Kouakou, Clément Kouadio
Rapports
Language:

French

Summary
Author(s)
Fomba Kamga, Benjamin
Rapports
Language:

French

Summary
Author(s)
Kane, Abou
Études
Language:

French

Summary
Author(s)
Mallaye, Douzounet
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