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Gambia, The - Youth Employment and Skills Development Study : Improving Youth Employment Outcomes Through Enhanced Skills Development

ACCESS TO TRAINING ACQUISITION OF SKILLS ADOLESCENCE ADULT EMPLOYMENT ADULT WORKERS ADULTHOOD AGE GROUP AGE GROUPS AGRICULTURAL TRAINING ANNUAL POPULATION GROWTH RATE APPRENTICESHIP AREA OF SKILLS ATTENDANCE RATES ATTRITION AVERAGE AGE BASIC EDUCATION BIRTH RATE BIRTH RATES BRAIN DRAIN CHILD LABOR CLASSROOM COGNITIVE SKILLS CONSUMER PRICE INDEX CONTINUING EDUCATION CRAFTSMEN CREATIVE THINKING CURRICULA CURRICULUM CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DOMESTIC MARKET EDUCATED WORKERS EDUCATION ATTAINMENT EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION EXPENDITURE EDUCATION FOR ALL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES EDUCATION PROGRAMS EDUCATION SECTOR EDUCATION SYSTEM EMPLOYABILITY EMPLOYABLE SKILLS EMPLOYEE EMPLOYMENT GROWTH EMPLOYMENT GROWTH RATE EMPLOYMENT INCREASES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES EMPLOYMENT PATTERNS EMPLOYMENT PROBABILITY EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS EMPLOYMENT STATUS EMPLOYMENT TRAINING ENROLLMENT ENTERPRISE TRAINING ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING FAMILIES FEMALE COUNTERPARTS FEMALE YOUTH FINDING EMPLOYMENT FORMAL EDUCATION FORMAL LABOR MARKET FORMAL SCHOOL SYSTEM GENDER BIAS GENDER GAP HIGH QUALITY EDUCATION HIGHER EDUCATION HIGHER GRADES HIGHER LEVELS OF EDUCATION HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS HOUSEHOLD INCOME HOUSEHOLD SURVEY HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS HUMAN CAPITAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT ILLITERATE ADULTS IN-SERVICE TRAINING INFORMAL SECTOR INSTRUCTION INTERNATIONAL MARKETS INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION JOB CREATION JOB EXPERIENCE JOB SEARCH JOB SEEKERS JOBS LABOR DEMAND LABOR FORCE LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION LABOR MARKET LABOR MARKET CHARACTERISTICS LABOR MARKET INFORMATION LABOR MARKET OUTCOME LABOR MARKET OUTCOMES LABOR MARKETS LABOR ORGANIZATION LABOR SUPPLY LABOUR LABOUR FORCE LABOUR OFFICE LABOUR STATISTICS LEARNERS LEVEL OF EDUCATION LIFE-LONG LEARNING LOCAL LABOR MARKET LOCAL LABOR MARKET CONDITIONS LOW EMPLOYMENT LOW LEVELS OF EDUCATION MALE COUNTERPARTS MANPOWER MARITAL STATUS MERCHANTS MORAL IMPERATIVE MORTALITY NATIONAL EDUCATION NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY NATIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT NATIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE NEEDS ASSESSMENT NEEDS OF YOUTH NUMBER OF SCHOOLS OCCUPATION OCCUPATIONS PASS RATE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES PRIMARY EDUCATION PRIMARY LEVEL PRIME AGE PRIVATE PROVIDERS PRIVATE PROVISION PRIVATE SECTOR PRIVATE TRAINING PRIVATE TRAINING INSTITUTIONS PRIVATE TRAINING PROVIDERS PRODUCTION WORKERS PRODUCTIVE EMPLOYMENT PROVISION OF TECHNICAL PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS PUBLIC SCHOOL PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM QUALITY ASSURANCE QUALITY EDUCATION REGISTRATION FEES REMEDIAL EDUCATION RETAIL TRADE RURAL AREAS RURAL CHILDREN RURAL LABOR RURAL WORKERS RURAL YOUTH SCHOOL AGE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE SCHOOL DROP SCHOOL DROP-OUTS SCHOOL FACILITIES SCHOOL FEES SCHOOL SYSTEM SCHOOL TO WORK TRANSITION SCHOOLING SCHOOLS SECONDARY EDUCATION SECONDARY SCHOOL SENIOR SECONDARY LEVEL SKILLS ACQUISITION SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SKILLS FOR EMPLOYMENT SKILLS TRAINING SUPPLIERS TEACHING TEENAGERS TRAINEES TRAINING CENTER TRAINING CENTERS TRAINING DELIVERY TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES TRAINING PROGRAMS TRAINING PROVIDERS TUITION UNEMPLOYED UNEMPLOYMENT RATES URBAN YOUTH VOCATIONAL EDUCATION VOCATIONAL SKILLS VOCATIONAL TRAINING WAGE PREMIUM WAGES WORKER WORKING CHILDREN YOUNG ADULTS YOUNG MALE YOUNG PEOPLE YOUNG WOMEN YOUNG WORKERS YOUTH YOUTH EMPLOYMENT YOUTH INVOLVEMENT YOUTH LABOR YOUTH POPULATION YOUTH TRAINING YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE YOUTH WORK
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World Bank
Africa | West Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa | Sahel | Gambia, The
2012-03-19T10:25:51Z | 2012-03-19T10:25:51Z | 2010-08-01

Despite substantial improvements in access to basic education and steady economic growth, The Gambia still faces considerable challenges in respect to reducing poverty. As the result of its narrow economic base and its reduced internal market, the country will continue to rely heavily on the productivity of its citizens to reverse the cycle that keeps families in poverty generation after generation. Poverty reduction is a complex equation that involves improvements in job creation, especially for high-skilled and productive employment, as well as improvements in human capital levels to ensure that citizens are able to take advantage of employment opportunities. Currently, however, low human capital levels greatly limit the productivity and employment outcomes of the population, as evidenced by the fact that a majority continues to work in subsistence agriculture, especially in rural areas. The Second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper II (2007-2015, PRSP II) recognizes the need to focus on improving youth employment outcomes. It states that 'The Gambia has a problem of youth unemployment especially those that have limited skills. Consequently, a big proportion of the youth are part of the people categorized as poor in The Gambia. PRSP II will focus on the problem of youth unemployment through various approaches including supporting private sector investment that creates jobs for the youth, increasing access to productive assets particularly credit by the youth, and retooling and training the youth to increase their employability.'

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