Approaching Youth Policy

Considerations for National Youth Policy Development

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POLICY DOCUMENT 1 of the Cross Reference: Policy Development Series. A set of crosscultural materials for youth development.

This document focuses on the development of national youth policies.



Developing Youth Policy - An Overview

The purpose in examining the various structures, systems and institutions of a society is to gain an understanding of the position of young people, the problems they face and the potential they have. This is not the end of the matter, however, for there is little point in simply gaining a more accurate understanding and going no further. The purpose must be to develop better and more appropriate youth strategies and youth policies; policies which are grounded in an understanding of the position of young people and responsive to their needs and interests.


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