With 62 percent of its 15.8 million population aged 18 to 35, Zimbabwe has prioritized human capital development, investing significantly in education to achieve a 90 percent youth literacy rate. Despite these achievements, the country faces a challenge of youth unemployment, with 55 percent of youth jobless, according to a 2019 report. To address this, the government has focused on skills development programs, leading to increased enrollment in technical and vocational training institutions. Additionally, 37 percent of Zimbabwe's youth are employed in agriculture, where the government is making substantial investments to equip them with the necessary skills to thrive in the sector, contributing significantly to the country's GDP and exports.


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