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Sub-Saharan Africa’s Youth Bulge: A Demographic Dividend or Disaster?

Author: Julius Agbor, Olumide Taiwo and Jessica Smith
Organisation: The Brookings Institution, Africa Growth Initiative
Publish Date: 2012
Country: Sub-Saharan Africa
Sector: Development
Method: Foresight
Theme: Youth
Type: Assement
Language: English

In an apparent response to the youth-led Arab Spring, African heads of state decided to accelerate the 2009–2018 Decade of Youth Action Plan at the African Union 2011 Summit held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. Deliberations at the summit noted that high youth unemployment is an impending threat to stability in Africa (AU, 2011).
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