Jobs for Youth in Africa

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Key Information

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) launched its Jobs for Youth in Africa (JfYA) Strategy (2016-2025) at its Annual Meetings in May 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia. The aim of the strategy is to support African countries vis-à-vis scaling up responses to the youth unemployment and underemployment crisis on the continent. This will be achieved through practical, high-impact solutions aimed at creating opportunities via education and training, transformative jobs and a business environment conducive to entrepreneurial activities (i.e. youth entrepreneurship).

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Sub-Saharan Africa

Côte d'Ivoire

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2017 -


Flagship Programs

Ministry Affiliation



The Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Multi-Donor Trust Fund

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Other skills

  • Financial literacy
  • Vocational training

Cross-cutting areas

  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Empowerment

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys out of school, Girls out of school, Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

All out of school

School Level

  • Vocational

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

  • N/A

Program Approaches Back to Top

Learning while working

  • Work-study

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Increased re-enrolment in school among out-of-school children

Cross-cutting goals

  • Improved financial literacy and savings
  • Increased employment/job-related skills

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact