In Senegal, approximately one in two people is under 18 years of age and the average population age is around 23 years. Given this demographic structure, the hundreds of thousands of young people entering the labour market each year are a cause for concern for the country’s government. That is why this has taken a number of initiatives by creating several public employment structures.
The study presented in this policy brief examines the sectors and branches of economic activity with the greatest potential for creating employment for women and young people in Senegal.
Growth Sectors for Youth Employment (GSYE) is an African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) collaborative research that is seeking to provide research evidence on which economic sectors have the potential to significantly create employment for youth. The project was commissioned by INCLUDE, with support from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The project is implemented by AERC in conjunction with the Economic Research Forum (ERF) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). The project aims to provide research evidence on the economic sectors with the highest multipliers and potential to create employment opportunities for young people in the continent.
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