ETHIOPIA'S KEY: YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDEND
on 11.02.2015, 08:55

Over the last decade, Ethiopia has experienced strong economic growth, accompanied by positive trends in poverty reduction.

1 Ethiopia has demonstrated its commitment to improving the lives of its citizens through policies and programs that have reduced child mortality, improved education, and increased access to family planning. While life is improving for many, nearly 30 percent of Ethiopia’s population still live in extreme poverty (less than 60 cents per day, measured by the national poverty line).

2 The youth unemployment rate is around 7 percent, while 25 percent of youth ages 15 to 29 are underemployed.

3 In Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan, the government aspires to become a middle-income country by 2025.

4 To achieve this vision, Ethiopia must accelerate economic growth and development. Read the full story