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Published on October 17, 2017
With 1.2 billion people, today’s youth population aged 15-24 represents the largest
cohort ever to enter the transition to adulthood. Close to 90% of these young people
live in developing countries, and the numbers will practically double in the least
developed countries. These young people are the world’s next generation and a unique
asset. If properly nurtured, they can act as engines for economic and social progress.
Hence, the political will has grown among many national governments to develop comprehensive
policy frameworks that better respond to young peoples’ needs and aspirations through
national youth policies.
This toolkit provides analytical tools and policy guidance, based on rigorous empirical evidence and international good practices, to countries that are developing, implementing or updating their youth policies. The toolkit includes step-by-step modules to carry out a youth well-being diagnosis and includes practical examples of common youth policies and programmes in the areas of employment, education and skills, health and civic participation.
Conceptual framework and inventory of youth programmes: A guide for policy makers2 chapters available
Youth policy design and advocacy: A technical guide for policy analysts6 chapters available