Youth employment opportunities in the digital economy in Ethiopia: Afar and Somali regions

This report aims to provide an insight into the opportunities that the digital economy can provide and the challenges in accessing them.

The digital economy offers potential for the creation of decent jobs in Ethiopia.

However, with limited access and use of Internet, marginalized youth from host and refugee communities, may lose out reaping the benefits of digital services and opportunities.

This research provides insights in the current job opportunities in the digital economy and barriers to its uptake in the Afar and Somali regions of Ethiopia for youth, especially from the forcibly displaced communities.

This is a jointly published report of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).