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WHAT IS THE BIG IDEA?

The Big Idea is a ground-breaking new programme from Restless Development. We believe that if young people are equipped and empowered with the skills to use, analyse and generate data on key issues that affect their lives, they will take the lead in exercising accountability over their governments – particularly accountability over the new Sustainable Development Goals, to be agreed in 2015.

The launch of the SDGs provides a generational opportunity for young people to become leaders in decision making, and to take part in the design, implementation and monitoring of the development framework that will directly affect their lives. At the same time, recognition has spread of the accountability gains that can be unlocked by the growing potential for people to understand, generate and own data.

We believe that, if youth-led accountability is embraced and nurtured, young people can change how development is practised, and take the lead in working towards a sustainable future.

 

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