The Voice of Youth in Economic Policymaking: How to Advocate for the Right Reforms

Author(s): 
Maiko Nakagaki, Simon van Melick, Hania Bitar
Organization/Affiliation(s): 
SPARK, Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership and Rights Activation (PYALARA)
Resource Type: 
Publication Date: 
Oct, 2015

Youth play a vital role in development, but they are often excluded from decision making process in emerging economies where youth focused policies are often just symbolic and not implemented, and are often created without consulting their needs. How can donors and the private sector support countries with high youth unemployment and low participation to develop inclusive policies? The answer: empowering youth to advocate for the improvement of their socioeconomic position in the society. Join the session to learn about Center for International Private Enterprise and SPARK’s impactful youth advocacy programs that have increased youth’s workforce participation.

Topic: 
Workforce Development
Enterprise Development
Regions: 
Global
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