Aligning Senegal’s national employment promotion strategy with the country’s priority sectors should enhance youth employability

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Youth in Senegal face particularly high rates of unemployment and precarious working conditions. A team of local PEP researchers found that these challenges remain despite the government having created thousands of jobs for young people through several public youth employment programmes over recent decades. The research team identified the shortcomings in existing programmes and compared policy options to address these. They found that integrating the national employment promotion strategy into a development strategy for the priority sectors in Senegal’s second Priority Action Plan (PAP 2A) is the policy option most likely to enhance youth employability. This policy would combine demographic policy with an education and training policy, addressing key obstacles to youth employment.

Find out more about the research methods, findings and policy recommendations in the following PEP publications:

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