Supporting Youth at Risk - A Policy Toolkit for Middle-Income Countries

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The World Bank has produced this Policy Toolkit in response to a growing demand from our government partners for advice on how to create and implement effective policies for at-risk youth. We have 22 policies (six core policies, nine promising policies, and seven general policies) that have been addressing the following five key risk areas for young people around the world: i) youth unemployment, underemployment, and lack of formal sector, ii) employment early school leaving. iii) risky sexual behavior leading to early childbearing and HIV/AIDS. iv) crime and violence, v)substance abuse. The objective of this Toolkit is to serve as a practical guide for policy makers in middle-income countries - as well as professionals working within the area of youth development - on how to develop and implement an effective policy portfolio to foster healthy and positive youth development.


Linda McGinnis, Lorena M. Cohan, Sophie Naudeau, Wendy Cunningham

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