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Video: Africa’s too dependent on natural resources. We need more jobs

Africa will double its population by 2050, when it will be adding 47 million young people to the labour market each year. If this population growth is not accompanied by growth in employment, further development will become more difficult, and social tension more likely to occur. Can regional integration prevent this from happening?

Watch the answer in this interview with Mario Pezzini, Director, Development Centre, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), at the Africa Forum.

This is an annual gathering where OECD and African policy makers, private sector, academics and civil society leaders meet to debate the performance of African economies and the challenges ahead. This year’s edition focused on Africa’s development agenda beyond 2015.

Find out more: http://ecdpm.org/programmes/economic-transformation-trade/ and on our dossier on regional integration. 

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Economic Transformation and TradeRegional IntegrationEmploymentIndustrialisationInfrastructureAfrica