The Kingdom of Eswatini has witnessed many years of peaceful existence. However, the country is faced with sluggish economic growth, fiscal crisis, high levels of unemployment, poverty, and inequality. Nearly 59 percent of the population lives below the poverty line and 20.1 percent below the extreme poverty line. Women, young people, Persons With Disabilities and People Living With HIV/AIDS are among the poorest and most vulnerable members of society. Youth employment remains a major concern in Eswatini, with 59,1% of young people aged between 20 and 24 years old being unemployed.
Challenges the Youth Faces
To reduce youth unemployment by 50% by 2030.