1.3 Billion Youth: Is the Research and Policy Community Prepared?
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:
- 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)?
- 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?)
- How is the understanding of youth presented in WDR2007 translatable into policy?