Job creation for youth in Africa: Assessing the potential of industries without smokestacks

In several African countries, employment growth has not followed the robust economic growth of recent years. A premature leveling-off of manufacturing and a weak structural transformation dynamic are confining African economies to low-productivity sectors and limiting the prospect of large-scale formal-sector job creation. However, as documented by Newfarmer, Page, and Tarp (2018), there is emerging … Continue reading Job creation for youth in Africa: Assessing the potential of industries without smokestacks