Africa’s Informal Employment


  • Africa has the highest rate of informality in the world estimated at 72% of non-agricultural employment.
  • Some African countries have rates as high as 90% of their non-agricultural employment informality.
  • In gender terms the rate of informal employment is higher among women at 79% compared to men at 68%.

“Formality offers more opportunities, higher and more stable incomes, better quality jobs, and greater social protection.”

Source: African Economic Outlook 2019, Africa Development Bank, Page 47. Read More 


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