Reaping the Rewards of Demographic Transitions: Investing in Arab Youth, Social Policy Brief, No. 7 - ESCWA

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ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/BRIEF.7


Publication Type: Policy briefs

Cluster: 2030 Agenda and SDG Coordination

Focus Area: Inclusive development, Population dynamics & migration, Future of employment

Initiatives: Young people

Keywords: Arab countries, Demographic analysis, Demography, Population dynamics, Population trends, Social policy, Youth, Youth policy, Youth services

Reaping the Rewards of Demographic Transitions: Investing in Arab Youth, Social Policy Brief, No. 7

January 2014

This policy brief focuses on the urgency of investing in youth development in order to reap the rewards of the demographic dividend in many Arab countries. It discusses the tools and policy options that can be instrumental in facilitating youth development, noting the dynamic nature of demographic transitions and the declining fertility rate in the Arab region. The brief confirms the important role that the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) can play in guiding the development of cross-sectoral national youth development policies and programmes of action.

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