North Africa has been hard-hit by high levels of youth unemployment, low female labour force participation, compromised job quality, increasing informality, slow productivity and underemployment. Yet, countries have been able to move past emergency and short-term responses to undertake substantial reforms in favour of a more inclusive and job-rich growth.
This video highlights stories of young people from North Africa faced with the challenge of securing a decent job, and provides accounts of what works for youth employment.
The ILO’s activities are mainly focussed on three key pillars: effective intermediation between job seekers and employers, entrepreneurship skills, and vocational skills.
The video was shown at the first “Youth and Employment in North Africa Conference”, hosted by the ILO on 26 and 27 September 2017, at ILO headquarters in Geneva.