Young people’s transition to work
According to the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), by 2030 young Africans are expected to make up 42% of the world’s youth and account for 75% of those under 35 years in Africa. However, most of these youth will struggle to find decent jobs. A major contributor to unemployment is the significant gap between the skills developed in tertiary education and the skills requirements of the labour market in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).
This area looks into how universities and colleges in sub-Saharan Africa can help students transition to jobs.
We are joining up employers with universities and colleges to implement evidence-based approaches to help young people transition into work.