Global Annual Report 2020

Now, as ever, the power of young people matters. 2020 is a reminder that whatever the challenge, young people will respond and they will find solutions, whether protecting their communities against the spread of COVID-19, fighting misinformation that endangers the global response, leading research that elevates voices of people in communities or keeping a spotlight …

What makes young women successful in STEM careers?

A new report from the Youth Think Tank. The world is advancing every day in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and young people are a driving force in this sector. However, not all young people are represented equally in STEM careers – the field is dominated by young men. This youth-led …

Supporting Small-Scale Entrepreneurs

In 2020 the Youth Think Tank developed research asking the question “how can development practitioners, policymakers, and academics better support small-scale entrepreneurs to expand their businesses and create employment opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa?”

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 …