Enhancing youth political participation throughout the electoral cycle
“Enhancing Youth Political Participation throughout the Electoral Cycle: A Good Practice Guide” marks UNDP´s first review of programming strategies for youth political participation beyond the ballot box.
The Good Practice Guide identifies key entry points for the inclusion of young people in political and electoral processes and compiles good practice examples of mechanisms for youth political empowerment around the globe, focusing on innovative instruments with the potential to provide fresh inputs for UNDP programmes as well as initiatives by other stakeholder.
The Guide identifies and compiles 21 good practice examples, in the Arab region and beyond, of initiatives for enhancing Youth’s participation throughout the electoral cycle: from youth engagement in civic and voter education (Central Asia, Cambodia, Tunisia and Australia), as candidates through youth sections of political parties (Kenya); to electoral monitoring of elections (Mexico).
This knowledge product is intended for different stakeholders (political parties, electoral management bodies, civil society organizations and UNDP practitioners) as guidance to UNDP programming in the context of long-term electoral assistance.