Sahel

The programme targets three regions: the Sahel, the Middle East and North Africa, and the Horn of Africa.

Sahel

  • The Sahel has a young population. Three out of four people are younger than 34;
  • Due to huge spending on national security, there is less money left for education;
  • 90% of all jobs are in the informal economy;
  • The region is fragile, poverty is rife and the state is often absent;
  • Young people lack prospects but are increasingly making their demand for a place within the political system heard.