Research Series Issue 45: Rural Youth Inclusion, Empowerment, and Participation

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Research Series Issue 45: Rural Youth Inclusion, Empowerment, and Participation

Recorded in 2019

Contributors

Author: Carolina Trivelli, Jorge Morel

Publisher: International Fund for Agricultural Development

Date: 2019

Geographic Coverage: Worldwide

Type of Resource: Publication

Sector/setting: Research

Vulnerable groups: Children, Young People

Developed with children and young people? Not specified

Type of participation: Research

Availability: Open Access

Keywords: Decision-making, Empowerment, Inclusion, Participation, Rural, Youth

Introduction

This exploratory study focuses on participation in decision-making processes and how rural youth could benefit from its findings in development projects and initiatives.

General literature and relevant international experiences related to participation mechanisms aimed at youth show that participation boosts interventions linked to improvements of young people’s livelihoods and developmental opportunities. Participation also makes interventions more responsive to the actual needs of young people.

Conclusively, the mechanisms for participation by rural youth could produce results in collecting youth preferences around a particular topic in the long run.