Africa has the youngest population in the world, with an estimated 200 million people between the ages of 15 and 24. But despite fast economic growth over the past decade, many youths still struggle to find productive employment. Unless these young people can be put to meaningful work, the demographic dividend can easily turn into mass frustration and unrest. Entrepreneurship has an important role to play in creating employment.
The goal of the Anzisha Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2016 is to provide a snapshot into the realities facing young entrepreneurs in Africa. It focuses on five areas of operating a business, namely (1) Growth, (2) Sales and marketing, (3) Human resources, (4) Funding and (5) Support. It is intended that stakeholders such as policy makers, support organisations, and entrepreneurs themselves will benefit from these insights.
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