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Youth Development Index 2016

The Youth Development Index (YDI), developed by the Commonwealth Secretariat, measures the status of young people in 183 countries around the world.

The index is a comprehensive measure across 5 domains that are critical to youth development:

  • education
  • health
  • employment
  • civic participation
  • political participation.

It builds on an earlier version created by the Commonwealth in 2013.

It informs policy-makers about young people's needs and opportunities, indicating areas of success and where attention and investment is needed. It also acts as a data advocacy tool, highlighting the importance of gathering statistics on key youth indicators in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Global Youth Development Index and Report was released in October 2016.

Read the full Youth Development Index report on the OECD iLibrary

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