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VideoJanuary 27, 2014

Increasing Job Opportunities for Young People in Africa

Africa is the world's "youngest" region, with more than half its population under the age of 25. Eleven million youth are expected to enter Africa's labor market every year for the next decade. #whatwillittake to raise their earning potential? Listen to young people from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Niger describe how they found work and what they aspire to do. Their stories illustrate the importance of hastening overall business climate reforms, strengthening basic education, and making land, infrastructure, training and financing more accessible to young people.