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Book Chapter
The Success of Learnerships: Lessons from South Africa’s Training and Education Programme

From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization

Economic aspects (Education) Human capital Unemployment
Book Chapter
Education Policy, Vocational Training, and the Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa

From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization

Education Finance (Education) Population
Book Chapter
Young People, Agriculture and Employment in Rural Africa

From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization

Agriculture Economic development Entrepreneurship
Book Chapter
Youth Employment Prospects in Africa

Economic growth Population Unemployment
Working Paper
South African Labour Market Transitions During the Global Financial and Economic Crisis: Micro-Level Evidence

This paper studies individual-level labour market transitions and their determinants in South Africa during the zenith and aftermath of the global financial and economic crisis using 2008 to 2010-2011 panel data from the National Income Dynamics Stud...

Econometric models (Economic development) Financial crisis Labor market
Working Paper
Young People, Agriculture, and Employment in Rural Africa

This paper examines the current interest in addressing the problem of young people’s unemployment in Africa through agriculture...

Agriculture Economic development Entrepreneurship
Journal Article
Introducing carbon taxes in South Africa

South Africa is considering introducing a carbon tax to reduce greenhouse gas emissions...

Carbon tax Income distribution Public welfare
Working Paper
Education Policy, Vocational Training, and the Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Technical, vocational education, and training has remained an explosive topic because it can create a divided society in terms of education and the benefits associated with it...

Education Finance (Education) Population
Working Paper
The Success of Learnerships?: Lessons from South Africa’s Training and Education Programme

Vocational training programmes, like South Africa’s learnership programme, which combine classroom learning and on-the-job training seem like the type of intervention which can create skills, get young people into jobs quicker, and reduce youth...

Economic aspects (Education) Human capital Unemployment
Book Chapter
Macroeconomic Policies, Growth, Employment, Poverty, and Inequality in Latin America

From the book: Falling Inequality in Latin America

Economic development Equality and inequality Macroeconomics
Working Paper
State-Building Through Neotrusteeship: Kosovo and East Timor in Comparative Perspective

Why do some states, with foreign assistance, transition from ‘fragile’ to ‘robust?’ Scholars in state-building have argued that neotrusteeship is an effective strategy by which external organizations might build post-conflict ...

Conflict management Crime Economic assistance and foreign aid
Blog
A New Agenda for a New World
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24 June 2013 Minister Gunilla Carlson Like every political agenda, the post-2015 agenda must be firmly based in a reality check...

Economic development Emigration and immigration Free trade
Blog
Youth Employment: A Key Issue
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Economist Imed Drine recently left UNU-WIDER and headed with his family for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to take up a new position as a senior economist with the Islamic Development Bank...

Methodology (Quantitative research) Infrastructure (Economics) Institutional economics
Seminar
Global crisis and the impact on emerging economies

United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) is pleased to announce the following seminar by Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Development Economics of the World Bank Global...

26 November 2012
Katajanokanlaituri 6, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Journal Article
Youth unemployment and the Arab Spring

Many observers see youth unemployment as the major reason behind the recent popular uprisings in a number of Arab countries...

Unemployment Youth
Blog
Jobs are Development
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Carl-Gustav Lindén One important part of ReCom–Research and Communication on Foreign Aid is the sharing of results...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development projects Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
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