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Youth employment in Ghana

Youth employment in Ghana

policies and trade union initiatives : discussion paper

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Published by Ghana Trades Union Congress in [Accra] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Youth employment -- Goverment policy -- Ghana

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesNational youth employment in Ghana :
    StatementAnthony Yaw Baah & Kennedy Atong Achakoma.
    ContributionsBaah, Anthony Yaw., Achakoma, Kennedy Atong., Ghana Trades Union Congress.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD6276.G46 Y68 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 32 p. ;
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23574392M
    LC Control Number2008345060

      It is widely acknowledged that youth unemployment is one of the most critical challenges facing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This volume brings together an eminent group of international scholars to analyse the extent and complex nature of this joblessness, and offer a set of evidence-based policy choices that could contribute to solving the problem in the short- and Edition: 1st Edition. Without the necessary structures and political space for galvanising youth input into national policy formulation, the voices of youth are often excluded. At YES-Ghana, we are committed to providing opportunities for all young people to contribute to and benefit from national development. Youth Employment & Livelihoods Generation.

    heighten awareness of the problems associated with youth unemployment and the advantages and disadvantages of the various policy options affecting the design and implementation of programmes and schemes for youth employment. One approach, the so-called "enterprise-based youth employmentFile Size: 1MB. The National Youth Authority (NYA)The National Youth Authority (NYA) was established in by NRDC It is thus, a Statutory Public Organization with the mandate to co-ordinate and facilitates youth empowerment activities in Ghana to ensure development of the Ghanaian the youth as a budget: GH¢2 million ().

    The rate is higher among the youth (aged ) ranging between % in and % in 1. The rates are higher among the educated than uneducated and in urban areas than among rural folks Author: William Baah-Boateng. The key focus of youth employment initiatives in Ghana is skills development and training, entrepreneurial training, apprenticeship, employment services, and direct employment. A total of 40 youth employment programs have been analyzed for this report. Of these, 18 are in the public sector and are implemented by government ministries.


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Youth Employment Agency, Ghana. 49, likes 22 talking about this. The YEA was established under the Youth Employment Act (Act )to oversee the development, coordination, supervision Followers: 50K. Youth Employment Agency, Ghana. 49, likes 38 talking about this.

The YEA was established under the Youth Employment Act (Act )to oversee the development, coordination, supervision Followers: 50K. Throughout the book it is argued that the standard ILO definition of unemployment is too narrow to correctly portray employment situations in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Several alternative measures of unemployment are presented, which show that joblessness is far more pervasive than commonly assumed in the literature. However, the level of youth employment in Ghana masks a major issue around underemployment faced by youth within the labor market.

According to GLSS 6 data, over 50% of the young workers in Ghana are underemployed, compared to 35% for the entire labor force (Ghana Statistical Service, ). Youth UnemploymentAuthor: Adedeji Adeniran, Joseph Ishaku, Adekunle Yusuf. Youth Employment Youth employment in Ghana book, Ghana.

49, likes talking about this. The YEA was established under the Youth Employment Act (Act )to oversee the development, coordination.

Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa notes that many youth employment challenges are problems of employment in general. However, youth is a time of transition, and young people face particular constraints to accessing productive work. The report brings together original analysis of household and labor force surveys; it reviews the experienceFile Size: 7MB.

Ghana created national youth service and empowerment programmes to equip college graduates with requisite skills and help them find jobs. Mauritius developed a plan to encourage technical and.

for, youth participation in development practice specifically for donor agen-cies and policy makers. b) Provide some initial practical guidance to assist donor agencies and policy makers to work more effectively with and for young people.!is document is a summary of.

Based on panel data of 41 African countries covering the period –, the study finds a demographic youth bulge and poor economic growth from both supply and demand sides of the market to be key drivers of youth unemployment in Africa.

Employment-to-population ratio as a measure of country’s job creation ability and vulnerable Cited by: 8. United Nations Population Fund (United Nations, ) as youth or the youth population.

Bythis age group is expected to grow to million (Office of the Registrar General, ) and account for a slightly higher proportion of the total population than in The National Youth Employment Program (NYEP) of Ghana was established in by the John Kufuor administration.

It is an agency under the Ministry of Youth and Sports Youth unemployment. Youth unemployment in Ghana is a major issue in the country. The World Bank country statistics for youth Headquarters: Ghana.

OF THE PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA ENTITLED YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AGENCY ACT, AN ACT to establish the Youth Employment Agency for the purpose of the development, coordination, supervision and the facilitation of employment File Size: KB. The key focus of youth employment initiatives in Ghana is skills development and training, entrepreneurial training, apprenticeship, employment services, and direct employment.

A total of 40 youth employment programs have been analyzed for this : Francis Babongte Avura, Ato Ulzen-Appiah. Overview Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa 1 Africa’s Large Youth Population 2 Growth, Jobs, and Africa’s Labor Force—Now and in the Future 3 Yout h’s Transition to Productive Employment 6 Policy Priorities for Addressing Yout h Employment 8 Human Capital: The Fundamental Role of.

The World Bank in its current report on jobs in Ghana has disclosed that about 48 percent of the youth in the country, who are between 15 - 24 years do not have jobs. The report further questioned the country’s preparedness in dealing with the youth bulge in the coming decades.

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Staff are available Mon-Fri via phone and e-mail. enterprises as a key cause of high incidence and long duration of youth employment in Ghana in Baah-Boateng () observed strong influence of demand factors onAuthor: William Baah-Boateng.

Ministerial impact assessment & review committee on Ghana youth employment and Entrepreneurial agency (GYEEDA) July Performance review Report,Ministry of Education, Ghana. Republic Of Ghana Country Strategy Paper, ,African Development Bank/African Development Fund,Country Operations Department, April 2 The impact of youth employment on society • For every young person, a joboffering decent work is n importa ant step in completing the transition to adulthood, a milestone towards independence.

In the Government’s bid to tackle youth unemployment and under-employment Ghana in established the National Youth Employment Programme(NYEP) which is now operating as the Youth Employment Agency Scheme(YEA). The YEA was established to empower youth to contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic and sustainable development of Ghana.

Although the placement process is forthe youth employment programme registration in Ghana was carried out in September A long process commences once they are open for registration.

The announcement is made on television and radio stations. To get detailed information, one can visit the agency offices located on the ground floor at Liberation Towers along castle road in Accra.mote entrepreneurship, with the recognition that the formal sector is not creating enough employment for youth.

The future of BPOs and call centers To varying degrees, BPO and call centers are promising sources for future entry-level youth employment in Kenya, South Africa, and Ghana.The youth represent the majority in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Sub-Region but they are the most affected by unemployment, under-employment with its corollary of tragedy and distress, which is not good omen for the future of the youth.

In Ghana, and in the Sub-Region, most of the youth are found in the informal, causal, non productive and non remunerating work.

They.