Briefing Paper

Successful Youth Policy: Lessons From the African Peer Review Mechanism

“Youth policy provides a strategic framework for countries to structure their youth development efforts. Drawing on the
work of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), the policy brief examines the state and prospects of youth policy
in Africa. It argues that while youth policies are becoming more common, there is a need for better design and more innovative implementation strategies. In particular, stronger partnerships with bodies outside government are crucial”