It’s Our Future Report

Building better education and work for young people in a post-pandemic world. Restless Development was asked to conduct a youth-led research, assembling the specific challenges and opportunities of young people. This report provides interesting and relevant insights on the perceptions of young people about their lives and the way COVID-19 has affected them.Their observations about …

Working Better Together

In consultation with seven donors and 17 youth civil society organisations (CSOs) and through an extensive literature review, the Development Alternative found that collaborative, trusted and open partnerships between donors and youth CSOs can accelerate the power shift and unleash youth-led change.

Youth experiences of the decent work deficit

Youth research into the youth employment challenge in lower income countries. More than half of the world’s population is under 30 years old – nine-tenths of whom are from developing and emerging economies. Never before have there been so many young people. This report investigates the youth employment challenge in lower income countries as described …

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Parliaments and the Power of Young People: A Call to Action

Young people between the ages of 15 and 24 make up about 1.2 billion of the world’s population. However, many young people have been sidelined in decision making processes at national and sub national levels, and less than 2% of parliamentarians worldwide are under 30 years old. Youth participation in politics is critical for achieving …

Shifting the Power Research

“Shifting the power: what will it take to do development differently?” is a research series into Youth Civil Society, led by young people in Iraq, Lebanon, Madagascar and Uganda. Download the full report below.

Accountability in Action Toolkit

Youth-led monitoring of the Global Goals. This is a practical guide for young people tracking the Global Goals. It is available in four languages- English, French, Swahili and Nepali. You can download a copy using the buttons below.

Youth Leadership, Partnership and Accountability

Youth Leadership, Partnership and Accountability 2.0 Strengthened youth-led accountability will enable young people to more effectively hold decision makers accountable for their commitments to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Gender Equality. Restless Development, in partnership with UNFPA, and with young people from across East and Southern Africa, have developed recommendations for strengthening youth-led …

Believe in Better

A Working Paper on Young People’s Inclusion in National Follow Up, Review and Accountability Processes of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In partnership with ActionAid, the UN Major Group of Children and Youth (UNMGCY) and the Office of the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, Restless Development collaborated with young people around the world …

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Investing for Sustainable Growth

A five year retrospective from Restless Development’s Youth Consortium. In 2010, Restless Development led a consortium with War Child UK and Youth Business International (YBI) to build a Programme Partnership Arrangement (PPA) offer that would go beyond directly impacting lives to playing a strategic role for youth in the international development sector. This learning study …