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Evidence Review: The Youth Development Ecosystem

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Evidence Review: The Youth Development Ecosystem

This evidence review, undertaken by the Centre for Social Impact, alongside ActionStation’s Ngā Korero Hauora o Ngā Taiohi, completes the first stage in the review of the YDSA. The review is a partnership between Ara Taiohi, the Ministry of Youth Development, the Vodafone Foundation, and is supported by the JR McKenzie Trust.

The Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa (YDSA) was developed in 2002 by the Ministry of Youth Development (then Ministry of Youth Affairs), to provide a blueprint for national youth strategy and practice. The Ministry of Youth Development (MYD), in partnership with Ara Taiohi and the Vodafone Foundation, and with support from the J R McKenzie Trust and the Centre for Social Impact, is undertaking a project to explore opportunities to strengthen the YDSA as a framework for national youth strategy and practice, including central government’s approach to youth development. The government has developed a strong policy focus on wellbeing, and youth development is an important approach to support youth wellbeing.

Publication date: 10 Oct 2018 Read the full report here