More Than A Hashtag Generation: Why Youth Inclusion In Development Programming Matters

Photo: Fahma Mohamed, Justine Greening and Hamda Mohamed by Jessica Lea/DFID

Youth roles in development—particularly for youth in the developing world—are limited; they are rarely given true agency or helped to build the capacity to direct the very programs from which they might best benefit....That there are no readily available statistics or metrics by which youth are incorporated into program design processes is in itself an indication that a more intentional focus needs to be placed on the issue of their inclusion. Increasingly over the last decade, a great deal of research—such as that undertaken by ChildFund Australia—has centered on the need for such focus.

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