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World development report 2007 : development and the next generation, Volume 1
Author:Fares, Jean; Gauri, Varun; Jimenez, Emmanuel Y.; Lundberg, Mattias K. A.; McKenzie, David; Murthi, Mamta; Ridao-Cano, Cristobal; Sinha, Nistha; Country:World;
Date Stored:2006/09/13Document Date:2006/09/23
Document Type:World Development ReportSubTopics:Primary Education; Health Monitoring & Evaluation; Adolescent Health; Youth and Governance; Population Policies
ISBN:0-8213-6549-5 ; 978-0-8213-6549-6Language:English
Region:The World RegionReport Number:35999
Collection Title:World development reportVolume No:1

Summary: The theme of the World Development Report (WDR) 2007 is youth, aged 12 to 24. It focuses on decisions concerning the five phases with the biggest long-term impact on how human capital is kept safe, developed, and deployed. For each phase (continuing to learn, starting to work, developing a healthful lifestyle, beginning a family, and exercising citizenship) governments must increase investments directly and cultivate an environment for young people and their families to invest in themselves. The WDR suggests that a youth lens on policies affecting the five phases would help focus on three broad directions: expanding opportunities, enhancing capabilities, and providing second chances. Each pathway (opportunities, capabilities, and second chances) is applied to each of the transitions, generating reform suggestions.To mobilize the economic and political resources to stimulate such reforms, countries must resolve three issues: better coordination and integration with national policy, stronger voice, and more evaluation. In addition, the WDR examines both youth migration, and their increasing use of new technologies.

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PDF 17 pagesTable of Contents, Foreword, Acknowledgements, Methodological Note0.13
PDF 23 pagesOverview0.23
PDF 23 pagesCh. 1: Youth, poverty reduction and growth0.31
PDF 22 pagesCh. 2 Opportunities, capabilities, second chances: A framework for policy0.31
PDF 29 pagesCh. 3: Learning for work and life0.38
PDF 26 pagesCh. 4: Going to work0.29
PDF 22 pagesCh. 5: Growing up healthy0.24
PDF 16 pagesCh. 6: Forming families0.18
PDF 27 pagesCh. 7: Exercising citizenship0.27
PDF 24 pagesCh. 8:Moving and communicating across borders0.33
PDF 16 pagesCh. 9: Youth policy: doing it and getting it right0.19
PDF 44 pagesBibliographical note, Endnotes and References0.40
PDF 48 pagesSelected Indicators0.39

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