Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. Nearly four in 10 girls marry each year before their 18th birthday, many of them becoming mothers at a young age.…

Hafez Ghanem |

With the increasing technological advancements, there is no doubt that many jobs would be taken by machines in the future. In fact, this has manifested itself already as we have seen computers…

Tholoma Sumah |

What it will take, for Basotho youth to learn digital skills? First, there must be a change of attitude toward smart phones and the internet. Just a few months ago, I sat in at the Selibeng Forum…

Khothatso Everestus Kolobe |

Last October, I participated in End Poverty Day (EPD)  from the Zambia Country Office, where I had the opportunity to exchange with a host of young brilliant minds from Zambia and around the…

Hafez Ghanem |

Global Value Chains are a win-win for firms that enjoy greater efficiency, productivity, and profits while they create better jobs (Photo by Jonathan Ernst / World Bank)   Global Value Chains (GVC…

Ruchira Kumar |

  The job creation challenge is intensifying. And the next generation of productive alliances must tap its potential more proactively. What are the best ways to optimize this approach towards…

Ethel Sennhauser, Francisco Obreque |

Since 2008, the share of manufacturing in GDP across Africa has stagnated at around 10%, calling into question if African economies have undergone structural transformation vital to sustained…

Francois Steenkamp, Christopher Rooney |

A key theme in this year’s IDA replenishment is the need to improve jobs through accelerated economic transformation. Generating more jobs and increasing productivity by creating stronger market…

Ian Walker |

Over the past decade, there has been an almost exponential rise in international remittances. We from recent research that remittances are critical for the well-being of individual households in…

Robertas Zubrickas |

Governments around the world may struggle to expand job creation, but the need — and challenge — is all the greater in post-conflict and fragile states, which all too often feature high youth…

Mary Hallward-Driemeier |