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Youth at the Centre of Government Action, a review of the Middle East and North Africa, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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Youth at the Centre of Government Action, a review of the Middle East and North Africa, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Language
eng
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no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Youth at the Centre of Government Action
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Responsibility statement
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Sub title
a review of the Middle East and North Africa
Summary
Young people have demonstrated resilience to shocks and led positive change in their communities across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Young people (aged under 30) constitute more than half (55%) of the population across MENA, compared with 36% of the population across OECD countries. While challenges vary significantly across the region, youth unemployment rates are among the highest in the world, young people tend to express low trust in public institutions, and nearly four in ten live in fragile and conflicted-affected areas. The COVID-19 crisis has underscored the need to place the needs of young people at the centre of an inclusive and resilient recovery. To support this process, this report analyses current governance arrangements and practices across 10 MENA governments in three areas: 1. uniting all government stakeholders to implement a shared, integrated youth policy and deliver services to young people; 2. building administrative and institutional capacities to mainstream the perspectives of young people in policy making; and 3. encouraging the participation and representation of young people and youth stakeholders in public and political life
Table Of Contents
Executive Summary Ensuring public administrations deliver targeted policies and services for young people Uniting government stakeholders behind a joint strategy for young people Young people in MENA: Coming of age in a context of structural challenges and global trends Participation and representation of young people and youth stakeholders in public and political life Abbreviations and acronyms Foreword
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