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  • Global Agreements Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit

    Created by Restless Development and Plan UK, this toolkit explains why and how young people can be involved in governance and accountability processes and supports young people to build an advocacy plan so that they can influence the post-2015 development process. It has been created to be used in conjunction with a report by Overseas Development Institute, Restless Development and Plan UK called ‘Partners for Change. Youth and Governance in a Post-2015 World’ (September 2014).

  • Partners for Change

    Young People and Governance in a Post-2015 World. Released in September 2014 in partnership with the Overseas Development Institute and Plan UK. This report demonstrates how youth participation, at all levels of decision making, builds good governance structures. It explores the opportunities and the barriers that exist for young people engaging in governance processes and supports a standalone on goal on governance in the post-2015 development agenda, with the role of young people clearly defined as part of this goal.

  • Youth Leadership Mapping

    NURTURING YOUTH LEADERSHIP IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH. A Mapping of Strategies, Approaches, Challenges and Opportunities.

  • Community Led Ebola Action Field Guide for Community Mobilisers

    Social Mobilisation Action Consortium (SMAC) Field Guide. Sierra Leone, November 2014

  • Youth Participation in Council Decision Making

    Sierra Leone, June 2013

  • Youth Participation in Council Decision-Making

    Sierra Leone 2013. Full Narrative Report.

  • Youth Participation and Leadership

    An effective tool in combating HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa. Produced by Restless Development (then SPW) in 2010.

  • The World We Want

    Tanzanian Youth Perspectives on Development Beyond 2015.

  • A GROUND LEVEL PANEL ‘REALITY CHECK’ OF THE UNITED NATIONS POST-2015 FIVE TRANSFORMATIVE SHIFTS

    Report on a ground level panel process in Uganda July-August 2013.

  • What happens when people lead development?

    A summary of an external evaluation of Restless Development Uganda's Youth Empowerment programme. May 2012.

  • Policy Toolkit

    This toolkit has been developed with support from UNFPA Zambia in 2014, and offers information on policies and strategies that are in place for young people in Zambia.

  • Know Your Policy

    How Young People can engage in development issues in their communities.

  • Dissemination Guide - Youth Voices on Post-2015

    A guide on sharing Youth Voice to shape the world we want: A dissemination guide on how youth and youth organisations can use ‘Youth Voices on Post-2015’ in policy influencing and advocacy around Post-2015. April 2013.

  • Post MDG Youth Consultation Toolkit

    Toolkit designed to facilitate conversations with young people around the world on the subject of the Post-2015 development framework. (2013)

  • Young People at the heart of the Global Goals

  • Youth Voices on a Post-2015 World

    Youth Voices on a Post-2015 World is the result of youth consultations that were run in 12 countries globally to understand young people’s views on what should come after the Millennium Development Goals. 2014.

  • The Ghana Youth Data Audit Report

    IMPLICATIONS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE POST-2015 FRAMEWORK. This report investigates the availability and quality of data on young people in Ghana, to be used for the development of youth policies. It was released in May 2015 in partnership with Youth Empowerment Synergy (YES-Ghana) following an audit of key Ghanaian institutions. The report includes recommendations for effective monitoring and accountability of the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Big Conversation findings - Youth Strategy team

    This is a Summary Report by Restless Development’s Youth Strategy team on the findings of the Big Conversation, a global conversation we launched in February 2015 on how young people can take a leading role in tackling the most important issues in the world.

  • Power, Rights and Participation

    A practical guide to power, rights and participation in the context of the post-2015 process. The aim is for strengthened advocacy skills particularly in relation to governance in the post-2015 context. Young people will be empowered to influence the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals at their national level in the years to come. Released by ActionAid, British Youth Council, Plan UK and Restless Development, March 2015.

  • Act!2015 Advocacy Toolkit

    In collaboration with UNAIDS, Restless Development is developing a range of resources to support youth-led organisations and young advocates take action as part of the ACT!2015 initiative. We have launched this Advocacy Toolkit to support youth-led organisations to design their own national-level advocacy strategy, to influence national delegations engaged in the inter-governmental phase of Post 2015.

  • Youth Participation in Development

    A guide to assist donor agencies (multilateral and bilateral) and policy advisors in a range of organisations working with and for youth, providing information on how to work with youth at a practical operational level in respect of policy and programming. March 2010.

  • Private Sector Toolkit for Working with Youth

    This technical paper has been produced jointly by Restless Development and the United Nations Programme on Youth of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. 2011.

  • Youth-led Monitoring of the Global Goals Toolkit

    This practical toolkit provides a step-by-step guide for young people wanting to track the implementation of the Global Goals in their country. This toolkit has been designed as part of our Big Idea Accountability Advocates project, developed with Plan UK, African Monitor and YES Ghana, and with co-funding from the Erasmus + Programme of the European Commission.