High level expert mission and experience sharing activities between Mauritius and Côte d’Ivoire to assist the Government of Côte d'Ivoire in developing an operational action-plan to support youth employment creation.
The extent of underemployment (20.9% of the labor force in 2014) and youth (9.6%) and women unemployment (10% vs. 4.8% at men's) in Côte d'Ivoire is a key factor that explains persistent poverty. Green job opportunities and job training opportunities for young people are limited due to low economic diversification and insufficient processing of commodities. The same is true of microenterprise development, which suffers from lack of technical and financial support. Youth unemployment, if not sufficiently addressed, could also be an obstacle to the dynamics of social cohesion and peacebuilding.
An employment senior specialist from Mauritius Ministry of Finance participated in a high-level expert mission in December 2014 to share Mauritius experience with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire and assist in developing an Operational Action-Plan to ensure tangible results and strengthen institutional coherence across government policies and structures. As a result of the study tour, Côte d’Ivoire developed a policy on youth employment creation that was delivered at the level of the President.
Supported by: UNDP
Implemented by: Ministère de la promotion de la jeunesse, de l’emploi des jeunes et du service civique