Global Youth Development Index and Report 2016

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Global Youth Development Index and Report 2016

Series Title: Global Youth Development Index and Report
Number within series: 1
Publication date: 21 October 2016
Size: 297mm x 210mm
ISBN: 978-1-84929-159-0
Pages: 160

There are more young people in the world today than ever before. Yet surprisingly little is known about the current state of affairs in youth development. Measuring the well-being of young people continues to be a challenge, even though its importance is widely recognised.

The Commonwealth's youth flagship report, the Global Youth Development Index and Report, provides an evidence-based overview of the state of development for the nearly 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 15 and 30 in the world. The Youth Development Index (YDI) is a composite index of 18 indicators that collectively measure progress on youth development in 183 countries, including 49 of the 53 Commonwealth countries. The YDI has five domains, measuring levels of education, health and well-being, employment and opportunity, political participation and civic participation among young people.



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Foreword by Dr Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta and Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth
Foreword by The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth
Acknowledgements
Guest Contributions
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Boxes
Young Changemakers
Abbreviations and Acronyms

1. Generation Hope: Young People in a Changing World
1.1 Defining youth
1.2 Youth transitions
1.3 What is youth development?
1.4 Prioritising youth development in policy and action
1.5 Introducing the Youth Development Index
1.6 What does the Youth Development Index measure?
1.7 How should the Youth Development Index be interpreted?
1.8 The basis for selecting domains and indicators for the Youth Development Index
1.9 The main limitations of the Youth Development Index
Notes
References

2. 2016 Global Youth Development Index: Results and Analysis
Highlights
2.1 Youth development: global trends
2.2 Youth development in the Commonwealth
2.3 Inequalities in youth development
2.4 Analysis by YDI domain
2.5 2016 Youth Development Index results by region
2.6 Correlations
2.7 Youth Development Index and Human Development Index
Notes
References

3. Pushing for Change: Youth and Political Participation 67
Highlights
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Youth participation explained
3.3 Losing faith: young people and formal politics
3.4 Informal youth participation is on the rise
3.5 Youth participation in the digital age
3.6 Partners in development: youth-led environmental activism
3.7 Inequality in youth participation
3.8 Improving youth participation: the policy response
3.9 Conclusion
Notes
References

4. Agents of Peace: Young People and Violent Conflict
4.1 Defining violence
4.2 Relationship between youth development and violence
4.3 How does violence affect youth development?
4.4 Youth and peace-building
4.5 Conclusion
Notes
References

5. Building A Youth-Friendly World: A Long Way to Go
Note
Reference

6. 2016 Global Youth Development Index: Country Rankings and Domain Scores
6.1 Domain ranks and scores for the Youth Development index, 2016
6.2 YDI ranks for Commonwealth countries, 2016
6.3 YDI overall score by country, 2016

Annexes
Annex 1 YDI Technical Advisory Committee
Annex 2 Methodology of the Youth Development Index
Annex 3 Regional Youth Development Index indicator scores in 2015
Annex 4 Correlations to development indicators
Notes
References