n Commonwealth Youth and Development - Youth participation : taking the idea to the next level : a challenge to youth ministers
|Article Title||Youth participation : taking the idea to the next level : a challenge to youth ministers|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||Commonwealth Youth and Development|
|Publication Date||Sep 2003|
|Pages||87 - 107|
Youth participation has become a buzzword and one of the key slogans in development efforts worldwide. However, the lack of a coherent theoretical base and the absence of a shared conceptual framework make it difficult to develop strategies aimed at participation by youth to assess outcomes. This article explores key concepts contained within the contemporary discourse and barriers to youth participation. It contributes to debate by exploring ways in governments can stimulate participation and improve its quality.
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