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Electricity shortages and unemployment in Africa


Published 24.04.24

Electricity outages have a significant negative effect on employment in Africa

Read "Jobs! Electricity shortages and unemployment in Africa" by Justice Tei Mensah here.

To what extent does unreliable electricity provision - pervasive in many African countries - affect job creation in the region? In this episode of VoxDevTalks, Justice Tei Mensah discusses evidence from 29 African countries which reveals that power outages have a negative impact on employment. Justice outlines which sectors drive this effect, and its implications for policymakers on the continent.