Africa’s Jobs Challenge - chapter in new e-book

23 Jun 2015 - 11:30
Africa at a Fork in the Road

Just published: "Africa’s Jobs Challenge", by Prof Haroon Bhorat and DPRU Senior Researcher Karmen Naidoo, in a new ebook titled: "Africa at a Fork in the Road: Taking Off or Disappointment Once Again?".

Each chapter is based on presentations from a conference organized by the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut in April, 2014. The book is edited by Ernesto Zedillo, Olivier Cattaneo and Haynie Wheeler.

The full ebook is available at:

The conference brought together an extremely talented and knowledgeable group of academics, practitioners, and policymakers from Africa, the U.S. and Europe, with the objective of analyzing the sustainability of Africa’s current trajectory, exploring which policies and practices have proven most effective throughout the region, and discussing what needs to be done to keep Africa growing and address more effectively the acute poverty and human development problems that persist in some countries on that continent. Hence the importance of convening a group as distinguished as the one we were able to bring together to debate the challenges, opportunities and predicaments of Africa’s development over the course of two days at Yale.​ This volume contains 30 papers submitted by the participants in follow-up to their presentations at the conference. ​