Tackling Job Creation
The theme of the March 2018 Roundtable was “Tackling Job Creation”. The event was the fourth of the GPRN Policy Dialogue Series and had the main objective of seeking agreement on the core elements of a job creation strategy that would lead to an agenda to create millions of jobs for Nigerians. The discussions at this event were informed by a background paper that discussed theoretical drivers of unemployment and discusses various contexts in which the unemployment challenge in Nigeria should be examined. It also discussed the facts about unemployment over the last few decades as well as some of the previous job creation strategies that have been implemented in the past. Some key questions raised at the end of the paper served as a guide for the discussions at the Roundtable.
The expected output of the March Roundtable is a report that would seek to identify the root causes of the unemployment in Nigeria, identify the economic sectors with the highest job creation potential, and then the factors that must be in place to unlock the jobs. This would lead to an agenda on how to create millions of jobs for Nigerians.
The Roundtable was able to successfully interrogate the issues surrounding the inability of the Nigerian economy to create the required number of jobs, as well as discuss strategies for tackling the unemployment challenge in Nigeria