Youth Employment Programs in Ghana: Options for Effective Policy Making and Implementation

Ghana is faced with 12% youth unemployment and more than 50% underemployment, both higher than overall unemployment rates in Sub-Saharan African countries. Despite major investments by both government and private sector, this challenge will intensify if job opportunities remain limited. To tackle youth unemployment, the report highlights the importance of having dis-aggregated data on youth job seekers by location, gender, skills and capabilities to inform policy and funding decisions and respond with appropriate and tailored employment programs.