Africa Economics

Africa Economics Focus

27 May, 2015

Africa will struggle to capitalise on youthful demographics

Sub-Saharan Africa’s youthful demographic profile is often cited as a potential engine of economic development, but we believe that this argument significantly overstates the economic benefits of rapid population growth. In practice, the structure of most Sub-Saharan African economies will limit the region’s ability to profit from a growing workforce.


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