Improving job matching for Zambia's youth

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Only about 55% of employed youth in Zambia have jobs that match their level of education. In 2017, the government introduced new policy measures to bridge education and skills mismatch, focusing on pre-work exposure for graduate students through apprenticeships and internships. While assessing the effects of this intervention, a team of local PEP researchers found that work experience unrelated to a student's field of study may be detrimental to their education without improving job prospects.
Find out more about the research methods, findings and policy recommendations in the following PEP publications:

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