Tuesday, July 09, 2013

According to Okonjo-Iweala, this is how we can provide enough jobs...

  • CONTINUE ECONOMIC GROWTH: We must diversify our economies by focusing on alternative sources of growth and job creation, such as agriculture, manufacturing, ICT, and creative industries.
  • FILL THE INFRASTRUCTURE GAP: Invest proceeds from our natural resources in critical infrastructure like power, roads, rail, ICT, and water and sanitation.
  • DEVELOP HUMAN CAPITAL: Improve both access to education and its quality.
  • BUILD SAFETY NETS: Redistribute income to those at the bottom.
  • JOB-CREATION PROGRAMMES: Short-term fixes, which have included a community services programme for unskilled youth, a graduate internship scheme, a special fund to provide grants to entrepreneurs, ...
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