The next piece of Africa's growth jigsaw

From Emergent Africa Sat Dec 15 2012, 15:58:00

In Vox David Fine and Susan Lund write that jobs are:

... the missing piece needed to complete Africa's growth jigsaw and ensure future prosperity and stability.

Over the past decade, growth has allowed Africa to create about 37 million stable, wage-paying jobs - a 50% increase. Still, nearly two thirds of Africa's workforce today is struggling to get by in subsistence agriculture or informal self-employment. And the current rate at which the economy is generating wage-paying jobs is simply not fast enough to keep pace with the expansion of Africa's labour force. So the continent urgently needs to speed up its creation of those stable jobs that underpin incomes, domestic demand, and social stability. The experience of other countries, and a closer look at the growth potential of different sectors within Africa, suggests that the continent can achieve this.

Lessons from other emerging economies

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

South Africa:   Govt Stops Imports Amid Brazilian Meat Scandal (news)
SAnews.gov.za
23 March 2017

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has suspended imports of meat from establishments suspected to be involved in the Brazilian meat scandal. In a statement on Wednesday, the ... [read more]

South Africa:   Why Growing Corruption Is a Threat to National Security (analysis)
The Conversation
14 March 2017

Corruption has a debilitating effect on the lives of billions of people around the world. And usually it's the most vulnerable members of society that are the hardest hit. Corruption comprises of a ... [read more]

Uganda:   What If Trump Was President of Uganda? (opinion)
The Monitor
23 March 2017

Following the 'surprising' election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States of America, every passing day has Trump in the news. Be it, his nominees for various positions, early ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!