Evidence-based Policy Making for Youth Well-being
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
Published on October 17, 2017
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