The fifth volume is to be understood as a complement to this volume with a specific regional focus. While volume 4 gives an account of general employment trends and active labour and employment policies in the context of structural adjustment and sustainable development, volume 5 focuses on specific countries (South Africa, Nigeria), examines the employment impacts of development co-operation.
This two volumes Active Labour and Employment Policies and Regional Perspectives on Labour and Employment do not only present facts, trends and analyses, but also lay the foundation for a comprehensive strategy of employment creation and poverty alleviation in Africa. Therefore, the two books may be used for all those working for Africa's development - at the country, the sectoral and the project level. Development practitioners, government officials, business executives, and development researchers will experience the two volumes as indispensable works of reference. Up to now, there is no comparable work on Africa's labour and employment situation on the market.