Youth unemployment “major challenge” in Sub-Saharan Africa

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© Arnaud Mugisha 2014

"Does investing in education pay off for African youth?"

That's the question the International Labour Organization (ILO) tries to answer in a report analysing surveys in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The report shows that having higher rates of education in this region does not translate into better chances to be employed.

The situation, it says, is even worse for young people with less education who are more likely to be self-employed or accept lower wages.

To find out more about this, UN Radio's Derrick Mbatha spoke on the line to the ILO headquarters in Geneva with Sara Elder, the agency's Coordinator of the Work for Youth Programme.

Duration:  4’58

 

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