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Publications (16)

Book Chapter
– Moving Beyond Conventional Wisdoms
Danielle Resnick, James Thurlow - Routledge, 2015 - New York, USA

From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization

Book Chapter
– Prospecting a Mineralized Future
Deborah Fahy Bryceson - Routledge, 2015 - New York, USA
Book Chapter
– Post-Millennial Cases of Mobility and Sociality
Karen Tranberg Hansen - Routledge, 2015 - New York, USA
Book Chapter
– Lessons from South Africa’s Training and Education Programme
Neil Rankin, Gareth Roberts, Volker Schöer - Routledge, 2015 - New York, USA
Book Chapter
James Sumberg, Nana Akua Anyidoho, Michael Chasukwa, Blessings Chinsinga, Jennifer Leavy, Getnet Tadele, Stephen Whitfield, Joseph Awetori Yaro - Routledge, 2015 - New York, USA
– Employment, politics, and prospects for change
Danielle Resnick, James Thurlow - Routledge, 2015 - New York, USA

The much heralded growth and transformation of many economies in sub-Saharan Africa over the last decade continues to receive prominent attention in academic scholarship and among policy practitioners. An apparent feature about this transformation, however, is that Africa’s youth appear to...

Book Chapter
– Youth Mobilization in Africa
Danielle Resnick - Routledge, 2015 - New York, USA

Book Chapter
James Thurlow - Routledge, 2015 - New York, USA

Book Chapter
– African Youth at a Crossroads
Danielle Resnick, James Thurlow - Routledge, 2015 - New York, USA

Introduction Across the globe, today’s youth are often paradoxically considered both ‘agents of change’ who are driven by their aspirations for a better life and ‘a lost gen-eration’ who are trapped by their economic vulnerability. Nowhere is this contradiction more...

Working Paper pdf
James Sumberg, Nana Akua Anyidoho, Michael Chasukwa, Blessings Chinsinga, Jennifer Leavy, Getnet Tadele, Stephen Whitfield, Joseph Awetori Yaro - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines the current interest in addressing the problem of young people’s unemployment in Africa through agriculture. Using notions of transitions and mobilities we set out a transformative work and opportunity space framework that privileges difference and diversity among work...

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Moses Oketch - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Technical, vocational education, and training has remained an explosive topic because it can create a divided society in terms of education and the benefits associated with it. Internationally, it has always been a complex and controversial topic compared to the general education strand. It has...

Working Paper pdf
– Lessons from South Africa’s Training and Education Programme
Neil Rankin, Gareth Roberts, Volker Schöer - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Vocational training programmes, like South Africa’s learnership programme, which combine classroom learning and on-the-job training seem like the type of intervention which can create skills, get young people into jobs quicker, and reduce youth unemployment. This paper uses a longitudinal...

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– Prospecting a Mineralized Future
Deborah Fahy Bryceson - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Over the last fifteen years many African countries have experienced a ‘mining take-off’. Mining activities have bifurcated into two sectors: large-scale, capital-intensive production generating the bulk of the exported minerals, and small-scale, labour-intensive artisanal mining, which...

Working Paper pdf
– Post-Millennial Cases of Mobility and Sociality
Karen Tranberg Hansen - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

With a focus on cities in eastern and southern Africa, this paper draws on recent scholarship and my own research in Lusaka, Zambia, to analyse pathways for, and challenges to, greater social mobility for youth against the background of economic, political, and spatial processes that are affecting...

Blog
– A New Vanguard for Democracy?
Danielle Resnick - UNU-WIDER, 2011 - Helsinki, Finland

Danielle Resnick The victory of the opposition party, the Patriotic Front (PF), in Zambia’s presidential elections this month heralds a new era in that country’s democracy. The leader of the PF, Michael Sata, defeated the sitting president, Rupiah Banda, whose Movement for...

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