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Young People Prove Strategic Allies in Project Implementation
Two-year old initiative of the Bank’s Peru office invites some dozen young people, already active in their communities, to spend time at the office to learn, research, advise and comment on the Bank.

Reaching Children and Youth in Middle East and North Africa
With more than half the region’s population under the age of 25, developing innovative approaches in children and youth strategies is mission critical.

Assets Lying Idle: Engaging Youth in Eastern Europe
Youth, facing a stagnant economy, challenge the Bank to create new opportunities involving them in development projects.

Young Timores Take to the Airwaves
In Timor-Leste, the voice of independence and the future, as well as the news, is broadcast by a handful of young people, who run community radio stations.

e-Di scussion: Defining Roles for Youth and the Next Generation of Leaders
It's your turn in this open forum to share ideas about young people's role in shaping society and guiding development.

Children & Youth
Official Bank website on children and youth strategy

Previous Stories
Development Outreach: Young People Count
A special edition of the World Bank Insitute's development magazine focused on how to better incorporate young people into the development process, to work with and to learn from them.

Getting Youth Involved on the Ground
One thousand young delegates representing their countries gathered in Casablanca in 2003 for the Second World Congress of Youth. Their task was to develop a strategy on how young people can actively participate in sustainable development.

Forces of Change: Youth Organizations as Key Development Partners
One hundred young people from 70 countries joined Bank President James Wolfensohn at the Youth, Development and Peace Conference in September 2003 to discuss how the Bank can expand its work with the fastest growing segment of world population.

Global Crisis of Youth Unemployment
International Youth Day 2003 focused on the unemployment problem that many young people face.

Helping Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Children
The Bank hosted a workshop, which brought together practitioners and policy makers from Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Yemen, donors, and development partners, in July 2003 to discuss how to break poverty's viscious circle given the fact that half the region's population is under 18 years-old.

Youth & Good Governance
The Bank website emphasizes the role young people can play in demanding accountability from their government.

World Wide Web Resources
International Youth Foundation
International Youth Leadership Council
State of Youth in Singapore
Youth Forum
5th Annual Celebration of Global Youth Service Movement

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