Formulating and Implementing National Youth Policy: Lessons from Bolivia and the Dominican Republic

Authors

James E Rosen

Abstract

This report describes the formulation and implementation of youth policies in Bolivia and the Dominican Republic and draws lessons that advocates for youth programs can apply in other countries. Both countries have approved comprehensive national policies that incorporate strong adolescent health components, including reproductive health. Program implementation, however, has so far not kept pace with progress in the policy arena.

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