With almost 200 million people aged between 15 and 24, Africa has the youngest population in the world. This number will double by 2045. Many jobs have been created over the last decade, but the pace needs to accelerate significantly to match the demand of Africa's next generations.
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Sub-Saharan Africa had the lowest aggregate level of human development in 2011, albeit posting the second fastest annual increase over the period 2000-11. Improved policies will not suffice to sustain high rates of growth of human development.
It will have to be complemented by a combination of ODA, remittances, FDI and tax revenue to provide the required financial resources to bridge the gap in human capital.
04/10/2012 - 12th International Economic Forum on Africa
'Making the Most of Africa’s Human Resources & Natural Wealth'
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'Africa is expected to grow 4.5% this year and 4.8% next, but more than half of the region's...