Latest content: Society and young people

There is a critical need to focus on making progress on development for the over 1.8 billion young people in the world. The global Youth Development Index (YDI) and Report – a gift from the Commonwealth to the world – is a tool which helps us to monitor changes in the situation of young people; recognise their contributions to the world; and support them as we all pursue the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Through this website you will be able to explore the scores that 181 countries have received on the 2020 YDI based on progress made for youth 15 – 29 years old in 6 areas: education, employment and opportunity, health and well-being, equality and inclusion, political and civic participation and peace and security.
The Commonwealth must work together to end the institutional care of children and reform protection services to ensure: “every child is safe, protected and able to reach their full potential”, the Commonwealth Secretary-General has said.
Read news - 'We cannot afford to fail our children': Secretary-General calls on Commonwealth to act together to end the institutional care of children