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Key Policies to Get Young People Engaged in Social Development

Education systems must be responsive to fast-changing skills needs of industries. Photo credit: ADB.
Education systems must be responsive to fast-changing skills needs of industries. Photo credit: ADB.

How to make it work: skills training, civic engagement and forums that help young people become active in society.

Introduction

There are more than 1.1 billion young people aged 15 to 29 living in Asia and the Pacific, representing more than 25% of the population. Asia and the Pacific is home to 60% of young people in the world, making it the most youthful region. While most developed economies in the region are aging, a youth bulge is found in majority of developing countries that are mostly in late transition.


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Meet the experts

  • Christopher Morris    
    Principal Social Development Specialist, Asian Development Bank

    Chris Morris heads the NGO and Civil Society Center at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He oversees the planning, implementation, and monitoring of ADB's overall engagement with civil society organizations (CSO), as well as the design and implementation of the CSO program at the ADB Annual Meetings. Before joining ADB, he was vice-president within the water division of global engineering firm Black and Veatch.

  • Jose Enrique Corpus    
    Youth Policy and Government Partnership Specialist, Youth for Asia, Asian Development Bank

    Jose Enrique Corpus is an internationally published scholar who leads the research and development team of the Youth for Asia initiative, which generates evidence-based studies on engaging youth in sustainable development activities in Asia and the Pacific.

   Education, Social development and protection
   Last updated: May 2017

 




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