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Deon Filmer

Lead Economist, Development Research Group


Deon Filmer is a Lead Economist in the Research Group of the World Bank. He works on issues of youth employment and skills, service delivery and the study of policies and programs to improve human development outcomes, with research spanning the areas... See More +
  • Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa

    January 2014

    Raising earning potential among Africa’s growing youth population is a major priority for the region that will require strong action on multiple fronts, according to a new World Bank report, Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa. With youth now making up the largest share of the population in most African countries, it is more urgent than ever to pave the way for more productive job opportunities.  Full Report »

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Education
  • Evidence-Based Public Policy
  • Inequality and Shared Prosperity
  • Jobs and Poverty
  • Social Protection and Labor