STATE OF THE FIELD IN YOUTH-LED DEVELOPMENT
THROUGH THE LENS OF THE UN-HABITAT’S URBAN YOUTH FUND
The State of the Field in Youth-Led Development report is the second report in the Global Youth-Led Development series. Informed by earlier ﬁndings from a web-based survey of youth-led development initiatives, it analyzes data derived from UN-Habitat Urban Youth Fund projects. In contrast to the ﬁrst report, The report focuses only on registered youth-led groups, draw-ing on application and monitoring and evaluation data from the Youth Fund applicants to examine the organizational context, operations, and capacity of these groups. The report reveals some key aspects of organizational functioning that deserve more attention and support, and suggests potential leverage points where outside funding or other types of support (training, space, equipment, technical assistance, etc.) might make the most difference in supporting the organizations engaged in youth-led development.All reports in the series are available at
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Project leader for the Global Youth-Led Development Series: Douglas RaganPrincipal authors: Carole MacNeil, Douglas Ragan and Jon-Andreas SolbergEditors: Douglas Ragan and Jon-Andreas SolbergContributors and Advisors: Willem van Vliet, Priscilla Li Ying, Subramonia Ananthakrishnan, Erik Berg. Design and Layout: Andrew OndooSponsor: Government of Norway