Write the World Bank report on Africa youth employment using a wiki
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|Today, we are coming with a request for help.|
We are in the process of writing our flagship World Bank report on youth employment in Africa and want to do it differently. We are launching a wiki platform and inviting the world to participate in the writing of the report.
Why are we doing this? The topic of youth employment in Africa is so important that we need to engage as many people as possible in finding solutions.
The wiki contains the preliminary outline which you can use as a guide to start writing your views. You can also revise and rewrite the outline itself. I emphasize that the outline is preliminary; it contains assertions that may not be borne out by further analysis (I know because I wrote some of them). So please add to, subtract from and edit as you see necessary.
As you can imagine, the idea of writing a report on a wiki platform raised some questions, even from my teammates ("if you needed brain surgery, would you crowd source that too?"). But we decided that the benefits outweigh the risks.
To start writing, go to the wiki and open an account here: http://africayouthemployment.worldbank.org
You can also let us know how to better manage this effort by providing feedback on the blog, here.
We hope you decide to become part of the team writing this important report.
All the best,
Chief Economist for Africa
The World Bank