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How can European policies for youth employment in Africa be better aligned with irregular migration policies?

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Paschal Mihyo - African Institute for Development Initiatives , Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
2017-07-13 13:49

The urge to leave the continent in search of jobs and other opportunities is more pronounced in least developed countries on the continent. Even though in some middle income countries such as Namibia youth unemployment rates are high the push factors for migration are lower. The best contribution from the EU to stem the tide of irregular migration would be to support economic transformation through dynamic investment in productive industries, offering better prices for commodities and going for value addition. This requires joint investment in ... read more »

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