Digitalisation and youth employment in Africa

The digital divide between Africa and the rest of the world is big. The ongoing coronavirus crisis has exacerbated this problem. An entire generation is at risk of even greater disadvantage. This is one of the outcomes of this advisory report issued to the government and parliament. This development has reduced the prospects of work and income for millions of young Africans.

The Dutch government already supports various initiatives promoting more and better access to internet in Africa, and better education and employment opportunities for young Africans. Nevertheless, the AIV takes the view that additional efforts are absolutely necessary, particularly at European and multilateral level.