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More Uber for Africa (Welt-Sichten)

November 8, 2018

Note: Translated from German using Google Translate

By Tillmann Elliesen

From the article:

The main concern of European development policy at present is how to attract as many young men and women as possible in Africa in the coming years - so that they do not come up with the idea of ​​emigrating to Europe. Donor countries such as Germany are launching employment programs to create new jobs in sub-Saharan Africa. According to a new study by the Center for Global Development in Washington. This is going in the wrong direction: Most people in Africa have no formal jobs but are employed in the informal sector. That is, they have their own small "company" or engage in casual work. This has always been the case on the continent and will remain so in the foreseeable future, write the authors, who evaluate their own and foreign research for their paper.

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