Investing where women and graduates work to reduce unemployment in Senegal

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Unemployment among women and graduates in the Senegalese labour market remains high despite the increase of job opportunities brought by the Plan for an Emerging Senegal (PSE). These groups also remain unemployed the longest, reducing labour productivity, while reinforcing poverty, food insecurity and poverty, food insecurity and inequality. A team of local PEP researchers found that increasing investment in civil engineering and the hotel and restaurant industry—i.e., the sectors that generate more jobs for the target groups—can reduce the number of unemployed women and graduates by more than 40%.
Find out more about the research methods, findings and policy recommendations in the following PEP publications:

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