Youth Mainstreaming in Development Planning

Transforming Young Lives

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Youth Mainstreaming in Development Planning

Publication date: 24 July 2017
ISBN: 978-1-84929-164-4
Pages: 292

Young people constitute one-quarter of the world’s population, and one-third of the population in developing nations. They have demonstrated their vision for the world as citizens and partners in development, as voters, and as activists, which signals a vibrant and hopeful resource for the world.

Yet, young people do not benefit equitably from development outcomes. In the global north, they are poorer than their parents’ generation. In the global south, the dividends of economic growth are not adequately reaching them. Young people also face challenges in participating in decisions that affect their social, political and economic empowerment. Against this backdrop, youth mainstreaming is a critical part of creating an egalitarian world and achieving social equality for youth.

Youth Mainstreaming in Development Planning: Transforming Young Lives is a compendium of concepts to initiate dialogue and mobilise consensus around visions and strategies for young people and includes practical tools and techniques that will support initiatives to mainstream youth rights, voices and capabilities across government and other institutions. It is aimed policy-makers and practitioners in all sectors engaged in development planning at all levels.

ContentsExpand or collapse me

List of figures
List of tables
List of boxes
Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive Summary

Part I: Concepts and Discussions

1. What is Youth Mainstreaming?
2. Why Youth Mainstreaming?
3. The Sustainable Development Goals and Youth Mainstreaming
4. The Youth Mainstreaming Enablers Framework
5. Policy Processed and Youth
6. The Role of the Youth Sector
7. Transformational Youth Participation for Youth Mainstreaming
8. Stakeholder Engagement
9. Youth-centric Evidence and Data Disaggregation
10. Structural Enablers

Part II: Implementation

11. Implications for Development Planning
12. Youth Mainstreaming Spaces and Accountability
13. Planning Levels and Preliminary Assessments
14. Establishing Principles
15. Conducting a Youth-Centric Analysis
16. The Programme Cycle
17. The Process
18. Financing Youth Mainstreaming
19. Concluding Observations: Towards Practical, Principled Youth Mainstreaming

Part III: Case Studies

20. Introduction to Case Studies 187
21. Case Study Theme 1: Youth and Poverty Alleviation – India and South Africa
22. Case Study Theme 2: Youth and Health – South Africa and India
23. Case Study Theme 3: Youth and Employment – Kenya and Uganda
24. Case Study Theme 4: Youth Budgets – Ghana and Uganda
25.. Case Study Theme 5: Youth and Justice – United Kingdom
26 Case Study Theme 6: Youth and Urban Planning – Nepal and Kenya

Annex 1: Definitions of Youth
Annex 2: Youth Social, Political and Economic Empowerment
Annex 3: Youth Participation Practice Standards
Annex 4: Marginality Mapping
Annex 5: Sarah White’s ‘Interests in Participation’ Model
Annex 6: The power cube: Levels, spaces and forms of power
Annex 7: Example Youth Analysis Frameworks
Further Reading