Day: November 1, 2017

Investing in the Next Generation – Highlights

By: Kathryn Larcombe and Lindsey Allwright, FSDMoç Consultants The youth labour force is estimated to be growing by almost 40% per annum however the formal job market only employs 700,000 people.[1] The majority of young people therefore work in the informal sector, and have an estimated underemployment rate of 80%.[2] What role can the finance sector play? In the ILO’s A Call for Action in regard to the Youth Employment Crisis, access to finance for youth entrepreneurs is highlighted as a key action. For young people that create their own employment through starting