Africa must generate more jobs, says WEF

11 May 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa’s economies will fail to generate enough jobs for its population without urgent structural reforms to boost productivity, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).

The WEF’s Africa Competitiveness Report 2017 said a rapidly expanding population is set to add 450m more to the labour force over the next two decades but only 100m jobs are set to be created during this period.

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