The Global Youth Wellbeing Index from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the International Youth Foundation (IYF) gathers and connects youth-related data to assess and compare the state of young people’s wellbeing around the world. It aims to facilitate both thought and action by elevating youth needs and opportunities and young people’s participation. Find out more about the ‘who’, ‘what’ and ‘why’ of the YWI here…

youthwellbeingindex_coverWhat is the Youth Wellbeing Index?

The inaugural Global Youth Wellbeing Index gathers and connects youth-related data to assess and compare the state of young people’s wellbeing around the world. The Index is designed to facilitate both thought and action by elevating youth needs and opportunities and young people’s participation on national and global agendas. It also provides public and private sector decision-makers an easier way to understand the big picture, guide actions and investments, and drive progress over time. The Index ranks 30 high- to low-income countries in five regions that represent nearly 70 percent of the world’s youth.

Who developed the Youth Wellbeing Index?

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the International Youth Foundation (IYF) partnered to develop the index as the flagship project of the Youth, Prosperity and Security Initiative.

How was youthpolicy.org involved in the index development?

Our team provided data for the citizenship participation domain for two indicators (existence of youth policy and candidacy age), and Andreas was involved in the global experts review group of the index.

Where can I download the results and methodology reports?

At http://www.youthindex.org/full-report/ or in our online youth policy library at https://www.youthpolicy.org/library/documents/the-global-youth-wellbeing-index/.

Or, if you want, right here:

Do you happen to have a podcast about the wellbeing index?

So glad you asked! Yes we do – a conversation with Nicole Goldin. Nicole is the director of the Youth, Prosperity and Security Initiative.

Will you build the wellbeing index into your youth policy fact sheets?

Yes we will!


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Youthpolicy Team

At youthpolicy.org, we are building a global evidence-base for youth policy. We are published by Youth Policy Press, a global publishing house on youth issues. We generate and consolidate knowledge and information on youth policies; critically report from and about global youth events; and more. Email us at curious@youthpolicy.org.