“Raising Their Voices: How Effective Are Pro-youth Laws and Policies?”

October 16, 2019

Increasingly, stakeholders in civil society and government recognize that youth inclusion will result in more innovative and inclusive policies. To inform stakeholders on effective youth engagement, a new report published by the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) “offers recommendations for funders, implementers and local partners considering the implications of national youth policy strategies, reducing the minimum age for voting and candidacy, youth electoral quotas, [and] political party youth wings.”

The report provides empirical evidence to donors and stakeholders regarding the most effective policies for youth engagement. It finds that reducing the minimum age for voting and running for office has been the most successful measure for increasing youth participation in politics, but that political party youth wings and youth electoral quotas can be effective in certain political environments. The report is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, and French. Check it out here to learn more