Africa. Implications for Secondary Education and TVET Systems
One-fifth of the global population under the age of 25 now resides in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the world’s youngest region, which is growing at a rapid rate. The region’s working age population is expected to reach 600 million in 2030, with a youth share of 37 percent—bigger than that in China. However, Africa already faces high and rising unemployment rates, with youth particularly vulnerable. Across Africa, youth unemployment (10.9 percent) is essentially double that of adults (5.6 percent).