Arab Human Development Report 2016

Youth and the Prospects for Human Development in a Changing Reality

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This report addresses the development challenges facing young people in the Arab region. The current young generation is the largest this region has had over the past 50 years, making up 30% of its population. In light of the youth-led movements during and after the 2011 uprisings, the report argues for a renewed policy focus on youth development in the region. It deals with the pillars of human development (income, education and health) with the attainment, achievement and equitable distribution of education, and with the challenges of finding stable and decent jobs. With protracted conflict in several Arab countries, young Arabs have become victims or perpetrators of violence, challenged by difficulties of mobility and migration. AHDR 2016 aims to engage youth in building a better future.

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Empowering youth secures the future: Towards a development model fit for youth in the Arab region

This chapter provides a brief summary of the challenges that youth are facing in the Arab region. It also proposes that responding to the needs and aspirations of youth requires adopting a development model fit for youth that focuses on the imperative of building capabilities, expanding opportunities and mainstreaming gender equality. This model should also be solidly based on the achievement of peace and security at the national and regional levels.

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