Sub-Saharan Africa: growth and jobs

Following the release of the new International Monetary Fund (IMF) report indicating the sub-Saharan Africa is one of the fastest-growing regions in the world, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) is highlighting its cooperation with the African Union Commission and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

The IMF report projects that by 2035, the number of sub-Saharan Africans reaching working age (15-64) will exceed that of the rest of the world combined. To maximize the dividend, sub-Saharan Africa will have to create high-productivity jobs at an average of about 18 million jobs per year until 2035 – an extremely rapid and possibly unprecedented rate – to absorb the new entrants in the labor force.

To learn about how UNV works with young Africans in community-based programmes and peacekeeping initiatives, go to UNV in Africa.

UNV in Africa

 

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