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Based on the analysis of the African Economic Outlook 2012, this note identifies five youth employment challenges that North African countries are facing, and five key areas of action.
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North Africa: finding jobs for the 9.8 million young people entering the labour market between now and 2020 will require a new approach to economic growth.
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African Economic Outlook 2012 Regional Conference on: Promoting Youth Employment in North Africa
OECD Secretary General, Angel Gurría will participate in the conference on Promoting Youth Employment in North Africa on 16 July 2012 in Tunis. It is held under the high patronage of the Prime Minister of Tunisia and jointly organised by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the OECD Development Centre.
A Development Centre Study published by the OECD in April 2012 informs the funding debate of the MDGs and the scope of increased domestic resource mobilisation.
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Press release African Economic Outlook 2012 - EN
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Although South-South migrants face much of the same discrimination and integration challenges as their South-North counterparts, South-South flows need to be analysed from a different standpoint. An investigation of immigrant experience in West Africa, with particular focus on Ghana, shows that most governments neglect integration issues, generating costs for immigrants and their families, and for host communities
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Rapid and sustained economic growth in the emerging world has brought new members,notably China, into the group of middle-income countries. Reaching this level of income, however, has historically presented countries with a new set of challenges to development, known as the middle-income trap. Limited income convergence in Latin America has been due to its reduced capacity to engage in structural transformations.
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In the context of the preparation for the 4th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policies, the High Commission of Planning of Morocco and the OECD Development Centre organised the African Conference on Measuring Well-Being and Fostering the Progress of Societies.
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An unprecedented change in Africa’s economic performance has occurred since independence. This note looks back at the main features of the continent’s economic transformation.