Informal Apprenticeship: a viable alternative to building youth employment skills

The informal economy can be regarded as the powerhouse of developing economies, particularly in Africa and Asia. It accounts for 95% of new jobs in these continents which can be accessed by a vast number of unemployed youths and young people that enter the labour market annually. The emergence of vast informal sector economies as major employers in developing countries has raised awareness regarding the contribution of this sector to skills development, leading to the recognition of informal apprenticeship.