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Youth Participation

Funding for youth organizations

The Global Fund for Youth Investment (GFYI) supports the economic advancement and social inclusion of marginalized youth. The purpose of the Civil Society Fund (CSF) is to strengthen the voice and influence of poor and marginalized groups in the development processes, thereby making these processes more inclusive and equitable. To that end both funds provide financial and technical support to small and medium scale non-profit organizations that operate youth-led or youth-focused initiatives.

development marketplace logoThe Development Marketplace is a competitive grant program created by the World Bank in 1998. It identifies and funds innovative, early-stage projects on the country, regional, and global level with high potential for development impact.

Interactive Platform

 Youthink! is the World Bank’s website for youth and teachers. The site informs about global development issues and provides a platform for discussion and action.

Youth-to-Youth Community

The Youth to Youth (Y2Y) Community is a network of young World Bank Group employees aiming to channel fresh ideas and perspectives into World Bank Group operations and to engage, inspire and empower youth in development.

International Essay Competition

Once a year, the World Bank and its global partners organize an international essay competition on a selected development topic. The competition is open to all young people, students and non-students alike, between the ages of 18 and 25, from all countries of the world.

Youth Advisory Groups

A Youth Advisory Group (YAG) is a forum of young people attached to a World Bank country office. The group meets regularly and provides input on World Bank projects and strategies. To connect to or create a YAG in your country please contact the local World Bank office.

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