World of Work 2013: Country Brief on Africa

The employment rates in Africa are heterogeneous. Middle-income groups in Africa have been expanding, but poverty and inequalities remain high. Also, economic and political instability remains a key challenge with detrimental consequences in terms of social discontent. The challenge is to tackle persistent structural weaknesses and provide a stable macroeconomic framework, but well-designed labour market policies can improve social inclusion.

Briefing note | 03 June 2013