Productively employing Africa’s ‘youth bulge’ is an urgent urban development problem. Sub-Saharan Africa has the youngest population in the world. Currently over 200 million Africans are aged between 15 and 24 and the median person is 18 years old...▶
Louise Fox is a Visiting Professor of Development Economic Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a consultant in development economics, specializing in employment, labor markets, gender, social service delivery, and poverty reduction. Prior to joining UC Berkeley, Louise had a distinguished career at the World Bank, where she advised governments in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe on how to develop, implement, and evaluate effective policies for employment, social security, and poverty reduction. Her current research topics include employment policy, and gender issues in structural transformation, and she works primarily in low income economies.