Directorate for Public Governance

Global Report on Youth Empowerment and Intergenerational Equity



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Transitioning to adulthood has become more difficult for young people due to new challenges in accessing quality education, decent income and jobs, and affordable housing.

Socioeconomic insecurities have spilled into young people expressing less trust in national governments and in institutionalised forms of participation. At the same time, youth demonstrate awareness for inequalities and climate change and their repercussions on wellbeing, inclusive growth and intergenerational equity. ‌‌Sound public governance is crucial to empower young people by facilitating access to quality public services, increasing trust and participation, and promoting an equitable distribution of resources across generations.

The OECD Global Youth Report (forthcoming in 2020) will explore the extent to which the existing laws, policies, institutional capacities, engagement practices and governance tools are fit for the job.

The Report will draw on survey findings from 40+ countries and 85+ youth organisations 
to provide the first international comparative analysis in this field. 

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OUT NOW! Youth and COVID-19: Response, Recovery and Resilience

The COVID-19 global health emergency and its economic and social impacts have disrupted nearly all aspects of life for all groups in society. People of different ages, however, are experiencing its effects in different ways.
Based on survey findings from 90 youth organisations from 48 countries, this policy brief outlines practical measures governments can take to design inclusive and fair recovery measures that leave no one behindYouth and COVID-19: Response, Recovery and Resilience.

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