Three Recipes for Full Employment in Africa

Leonce Ndikumana, 26 novembre 2012

The problem of unemployment has risen as the top emerging challenge in Africa today, especially in light of the critical role of the educated but unemployed youth in the revolution in North Africa year last. Unemployment is, however, a general problem, afflicting the working age population, educated or uneducated. The rising unemployment illustrates a failure the current policy frameworks to fully utilize the potential of African economies, including their financial resources. This note proposes policies that ought to be central to a national strategy to achieve full employment.