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We are a Dutch-African platform that promotes evidence-based policymaking on inclusive development in Africa through research, knowledge sharing and policy dialogue.

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Closing the loop: 3 barriers to decent youth employment in Africa’s waste management sector

This blog is part of a research project on the opportunities for decent work for youth in Africa’s Waste Recycling Sector, in collaboration with the Challenge Fund for Youth Employment (CFYE). Waste management in Africa is a major challenge for sustainable and inclusive development. Due to poor management, 90% of the waste generated in Africa is disposed of in landfills and uncontrolled dumpsites with severe consequences for the environment and people working in the waste management sector.

Exploring the Green Job Potential of Africa’s Waste Recycling Sector

We are happy to announce the continuation of our research partnership with the Challenge Fund for Youth Employment (CFYE), focusing on decent youth employment in the context of the Green Economy transition in Africa. Building on the insights from last year’s research report, this project will further explore the potential for green jobs creation by looking at the waste recycling sector in Africa, continuing our research into Green Jobs as a possible solution for Africa’s increasing youth population. 

A Green and Inclusive Future for Youth in the Global South

We are happy to announce the start of a new project focusing on youth employment in low-carbon transitions in Africa.

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Infographic: E-governance successes and challenges in Africa

This new infographic presents the main data and findings from our research on the digitalisation of basic services in Africa

VIDEO: Boosting Decent Employment for Africa's Youth

With this video, we present an overview of the main findings and policy recommendations from our research collaboration Boosting Decent Employment for Africa's Youth, drawing out best practices for a more just, sustainable and inclusive approach to decent jobs for young people.

Latest Events

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Skills for Inclusive and Decent Work in Africa’s Digital Economy-UN 2023 ECOSOC Youth Forum Side Event

This UN 2023 ECOSOC Youth Forum side event builds on INCLUDE’s evidence synthesis paper Digital Skills for Youth Employment in  Africa, recently published in the context of the Boosting Decent Employment for Africa’s Youth research programme.

26 Apr 2023 in New York
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Presentation INCLUDE Synthesis report COVID-19 and Africa: A synthesis of 12 country studies

Concerned with the implications of COVID-19 for inequalities in Africa, the INCLUDE Platform put out…

21 Jun 2022 in Zoom / online
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Employment Creation for Youth in Kenya - Webinar

This event is an in-country dissemination workshop presenting the findings of the research on youth…

18 Mar 2022 in Nairbobi and Online
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Work and Income for Young Men and Women in Africa: Case of Uganda - Webinar

The Economic Policy Research Centre in conjunction with the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and…

10 Mar 2022 in Online - Zoom
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Sectoral Development: Assessing the Conditions that drive Youth Employment in Key Sectors of the Nigerian economy - Webinar

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), in collaboration with AERC, will be hosting in-country dissemination…

08 Mar 2022 in Online