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Senegal – Reconciling economic growth and youth employment creation in Senegal. How can industries without smokestacks help? (Brookings)

Ahmadou Aly MbayeFatou GueyeAssane BeyeAbdou Khadir Dia, and Massaer Mbaye write: In recent years, high youth unemployment has become one of the most pressing challenges facing African policymakers. Unlike in industrialized and emerging economies, export-led manufacturing is playing a much smaller role in the structural transformation of Africa’s economies. Senegal is no exception to this trend. While agriculture has lost more than 10 percentage points of its labor share between 2004 and 2019, manufacturing has increased its share by only 1 percentage point, against 7.6 percentage points for trade.

go to Brookings: Reconciling economic growth and youth employment creation in Senegal (brookings.edu)