Youth-Led Development

Youth-Led Development : Harnessing the Energy of Youth to Make Poverty History

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David Woolcombe, founder of Peace Child, explains why youth is such a promising field for overseas development assistance. Many young people are happy to work as volunteers and take their wages in experiential learning rather than hard cash, making Youth-Led Development (YLD) extremely cost-effective. But even if it were more expensive, YLD is worth doing for the confidence, attitudes and skills it builds in youth. YLD offers a path to cultural and economic prosperity.

Strange things are done in the name of 'development': millions are invested in education but little in job creation, which means youth move from being unskilled unemployed to skilled unemployed. Billions of dollars go into ''budget support'' but little of it trickles down to the young people of the world''s poorest regions. With practical examples, David Woollcombe argues that young people should be at the centre of all development policy.
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 10.16mm | 158.76g
  • Totnes, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st
  • photos
  • 1903998980
  • 9781903998984
  • 1,883,844

Table of contents

Foreword by Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General, United Nations. List of Abbreviations. Preface. Executive Summary. What is Youth-led Development? Youth-led Development: an Irresistible Proposition. The Evidence of Success. The Imperative of Service. Co-Management - Sharing Responsibility. A Policy Framework for a Nationwide YLD Programme. Afterword. References and Bibliography. Organisations and Links.
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"This paper provides a passionate case for supporting Youth-led Development and makes a critical contribution to the field." --Jennifer Corriero, TakingITGlobal, Canada
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About David Woolcombe

David Woolcombe is the founder and President of Peace Child International - a global charity running innovative employability and entrepreneurship programmes to improve jobs and livelihoods for thousands of young people around the world. Peace Child empowered and enabled young people around the world to produce children's editions of key UN documents.
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