Ghana’s economic growth performance over the last four decades has been quite impressive averaging above 5% annually. However, this has not translated into productive employment opportunities for the rising youth population in the country.

A number of policy interventions have been carried out by government to address the youth employment and unemployment challenges but the problems persist. Why does the problem remain unresolved in spite of policy effort to tackle the phenomenon? Do policy makers really understand and appreciate the issues including the concepts and the statistics? This report attempts to provide a snapshot of the issues of youth unemployment and employment challenges in Ghana to generate conversation particularly among people in the media to understand the issues and report better to inform policy makers and stakeholders in addressing the phenomenon.

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