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The Skills Balancing Act in Sub-Saharan Africa : Investing in Skills for Productivity, Inclusivity, and Adaptability

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2150
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Africa Development Forum
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Arias, Omar
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Evans, David K.
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Santos, Indhira
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2019-05-17T16:43:52Z
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2019-05-17T16:43:52Z
dc.date.issued
2019-06-10
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2021-04-23T14:05:10Z
dc.description.abstract
Sub-Saharan Africa has the youngest population of any region of the world, and that growing working-age population represents a major opportunity to reduce poverty and increase shared prosperity. But the region’s workforce is the least skilled in the world, constraining economic prospects. Despite economic growth, declining poverty, and investments in skills-building, too many students in too many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are not acquiring the foundational skills they need to thrive and prosper in an increasingly competitive global economy. This report examines the balancing act that individuals and countries face in making productive investments in both a wide range of skills – cognitive, socio-emotional, and technical – and a wide range of groups – young children through working adults – so that Sub-Saharan Africa will thrive.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/558991560840574354/The-Skills-Balancing-Act-in-Sub-Saharan-Africa-Investing-in-Skills-for-Productivity-Inclusivity-and-Adaptability
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978-1-4648-1149-4
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/31723
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English
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Washington, DC: World Bank and Agence française de développement
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Africa Development Forum;
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
POVERTY REDUCTION
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SHARED PROSPERITY
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YOUTH EMPLOYMENT
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LABOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
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LABOR MARKET
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LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION
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EDUCATION
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VOCATIONAL TRAINING
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The Skills Balancing Act in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Investing in Skills for Productivity, Inclusivity, and Adaptability
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Book
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The Skills Balancing Act in Sub-Saharan Africa: Investing in Skills for Productivity, Inclusivity, and Adaptability
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2019-06-10
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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yes
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10.1596/978-1-4648-1149-4
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211149
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137952
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true
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en
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fr
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fr
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Academic Peer Review
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Africa
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Sub-Saharan Africa
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Education :: Education For All
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Education :: Education for the Knowledge Economy
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Markets
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Social Protections and Labor :: Skills Development and Labor Force Training
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Social Protections and Labor :: Vocational & Technical Education
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AFRCE

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