Friday, April 12, 2024

Skills Development, Education and PPPs Key for Successful Job Creation in Africa


The Economic Commission for Africa and NKC African Economics (an Oxford Economics company) launched a joint report on “Best Practices in Job Creation, lessons from Africa.”
“This report is the first result of the collaboration between the ECA Office for North Africa and NKC African economics. Through this document, we are sharing successful job creation policies with the hope that they will provide insights and learning for other countries across the region”, said Amal Elbeshbishi, Economic Affairs Officer in charge of employment at the ECA Office for North Africa.
This new report reveals that “a focus on skills development and education not only improves employability, but also provides the youth with the tools needed to be successful in entrepreneurship endeavours. Meanwhile, fiscal pressures have intensified following the COVID-19 pandemic, and it will become increasingly imperative [for governments] to partner with the private sector to implement employment creation initiatives”, according to Cobus de Hart, Head of Consulting at NKC African Economics.

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