Africa looking to fill jobs for expanding workforce

Many African governments are investing heavily in infrastructure. Photo: World Bank/Arne Hoel

Africa will need to find more new jobs over the next years than the rest of the world combined.

Those are the findings of a report looking at the economic prospects for the Sub-Saharan region, which show the continent is on the cusp of significant demographic change.

The report also predicts that the region is set for another year of solid performance in 2015 despite declining commodity prices.

Céline Allard is the Head of the Regional Study Division in the African department of the International Monetary Fund, which published the data.

Bruce Edwards began by asking her about the growth outlook for the region.

Duration: 3'20"

 

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