Young people in developing countries are facing challenges in employment, education, health and civil participation. Some key obstacles they confront are related to limited access to information or resources or to lack of opportunities. However, youth well-being and inclusion should be a priority due to the important role of young people in shaping the present and determining the future of any country and their potential of becoming powerful agents of change.
In this context, the Youth Inclusion Project, co-funded by the European Union, was implemented by the Development Center of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to support policies for youth inclusion and well-being in nine developing and emerging countries (Cambodia, Côte d’ Ivoire, El Salvador, Jordan, Malawi, Moldova, Peru, Togo and Viet Nam).
Through the development of a methodology, taking into account the dimensions of youth inclusion (demographic, economic, social, legal, cultural and political) the EU-OECD Youth Inclusion project shed light on what determined youth vulnerabilities and contributed to a successful transition towards evidence-based policies. It supported these countries in responding to the aspirations of young people and strengthening their involvement in national development processes. The project took a multi-dimensional approach focusing on four areas: employment, education, health and civil participation.
During 2014-2018, the project produced three global reports, nine country studies and a methodological toolkit with guidelines for policies regarding youth well-being.
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