About the Youth Guidance Project
Since November 2008 members of the DFID-CSO Working Group on Youth (see Project Committee members below) have been developing a ‘How to’ Guide for multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors. The aim of the Guide is to assist, steer and support donor policy and programming with and for youth, by offering a menu list of easy to use resources and case studies of good practice. As the former President of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn has stated:
‘There are six billion people in the world today; 2.8 billion are under the age of 24, and 1.8 billion under the age of 14.You cannot ignore the fact that half the world is under 24.’
Youth (aged 15-24) are a growing and significant proportion of both target beneficiaries of development programmes, as well as, an underutilised resource of initiators and implementers of development.
This blog records the process of creating the Guide. The guide itself is now available at http://www.ygproject.org.