Centre de développement


Evidence-based Policy Making for Youth Well-being

A Toolkit

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.  

Published on October 17, 2017

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Executive summary
Conceptual framework and inventory of youth programmes: A guide for policy makers2 chapters available
The conceptual framework of youth programmes
An inventory of common policies and programmes for youth
Youth policy design and advocacy: A technical guide for policy analysts6 chapters available
Measuring deficits in youth well-being (Module 1)
Establishing a profile of disadvantaged youth (Module 2)
Assessing the broader youth environment (Module 3)
Evaluating the impact and cost-effectiveness of youth programmes (Module 4)
Measuring the costs of well-being deprivation (Module 5)
Engaging youth in policy-making processes (Module 6)
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