Improving individuals’ employability
Developing policies for the labor market
Supporting individuals towards entrepreneurship
Improving job quality
Facilitating women's’ access to employment and entrepreneurship
Supporting the employability of vulnerable populations
The International Labor Organization (ILO) assessments for 2018 highlight an alarming trend: globally, 172 million people are unemployed, 2 billion workers are in informal employment, one worker dies every 15 seconds due to a work-related accident or illness, etc. This precarious situation is likely to continue or even worsen: each year, 40 million people, the majority of them young Africans, enter the labor market, while work is being transformed by globalization and technological developments.
AFD is investing to support economic activity and increase both the number and quality of jobs. Our aims: improve people’s standard of living, business productivity, private sector dynamism, social cohesion, trust in institutions and citizen participation. Developing decent work means defending the human value of work, strengthening the economy and the attractiveness of the territories and helping to build a fairer society by reducing inequalities.
This is why we are supporting:
- individuals’ career paths, from improving their employability through to their integration into the labor market
- changes in work through improved employment quality and professional equality, in particular between women and men.