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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Successful Youth Policy: Lessons from the African Peer Review Mechanism

  Terence Corrigan

SAIIA Policy Briefing 149, May 2016

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Youth policy provides a strategic framework for countries to structure their youth development efforts. Drawing on the work of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), the policy brief examines the state and prospects of youth policy in Africa. It argues that while youth policies are becoming more common, there is a need for better design and more innovative implementation strategies. In particular, stronger partnerships with bodies outside government are crucial.

Author: Terence Corrigan

Learn more about SAIIA's Youth Programmes or follow the #YouthAreLeading discussion on Twitter, where SAIIA is sharing examples of inspiring young leaders and encouraging others to do the same.

Click here to read a related paper, 'What Ails The Young? Insights into Africa’s Youth from the African Peer Review Mechanism.'