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1.3 Billion Youth: Is the Research and Policy Community Prepared?

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Time (GMT +00) 10:30 12:00

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A roundtable of researchers, policy activists and young people, all with a passionate concern about young lives lived well looking at whether the research and policy community is prepared for the 1.3 billion youth in developing countries:

  1.  Are the analytical frameworks employed by WDR2007 adequate? Do they capture all the key issues (e.g. survival, dynamism and power/powerlessness, as well as human development)?
  2. What are the key research gaps (and strengths)? (Relatedly, is there a need for a more coherent community of researchers looking at broad issues of youth and development, rather only than on particular aspects?)
  3. How is the understanding of youth presented in WDR2007 translatable into policy?