Recent Projects

ASEAN Youth Development Index

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations Youth Development Index (ASEAN YDI) was developed following a 2015 commitment by member States – Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. NAPS was one of two consultants to facilitate workshops with member States’ representatives, youth organisations, ASEAN secretariat and UNFPA to design an index based on the Global YDI but tailored to the ASEAN context. Once a set of indicators and methodology had been agreed upon by all member States, NAPS constructed the ASEAN YDI and provided analysis and context in the report which can be found at ASEAN YDI

Indonesian Youth Development Index

NAPS worked with The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to develop the framework for an Indonesian Youth Development Index (IYDI) in 2016 with a national consultant. Consultations with Youth representatives, Youth advocacy organisations, Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and Government took place to gauge the issues facing youth in Indonesia, the data available and the current political policy climate. In 2017 NAPS was again contracted to further develop this framework into the IYDI. Utilising data provided by the National Statistics Office and stakeholder input from across ministries and NGOs the IYDI was constructed. The IYDI is at both the national and provincial levels and is presented in a report analysing the trends across multiple domains. The report also includes thematic sections on issues where data is not yet available or fit for purpose, but issues were still deemed as important to the Indonesian youth. The report contains recommendations and next steps for improvements to future iterations and youth policy.

Cambodian Youth Development Index

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NAPS was partnered with UNFPA to bring an international overview of youth development measures to be considered in the construction of a Cambodian YDI (CYDI). NAPS also facilitated workshops with youth representatives, NGOs and Government on issues facing youth in Cambodia and summarised these for inclusion in the CYDI and associated report. Data was sourced from already publicly available data at the province level to show a finer level picture of youth development across the country than other existing indexes. The results and analysis, along with thematic issues chapters, were included in the final report. The results were also taken on a capacity building tour to provinces.

World Youth Report

In 2017 NAPS worked with The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) to create a Statistical Annex of youth-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) indicators at global and regional levels. This work included data mining of the UN Statistics Division’s SDG data base, as well as requesting data from organisations such as the World Health Organisation, World Bank, and Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Publicly available data from United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Labour Organization, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) and other validated and comparable sources were also included. Editing of those chapters in the report pertaining to the use of data as evidence was also provided.

STATE OF pacific Youth

In 2017 NAPS facilitated the creation of the new State of Youth in the Pacific report. A review of the 2016 draft report was conducted including a desktop review of the region’s performance against Global YDI and SDG indicators. NAPS provided inputs to strengthen the policy recommendations and the monitoring and evaluation frameworks already in place.

bangladesh Youth development INDEX

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The Bangladesh Youth Development Index Framework assesses the feasibility of a YDI and develop a framework which will measure development equalities and inequalities including, but not limited to health, education, social, cultural and economic status of youth.

The YDI report will provide quantitative assessment to measure progress made in several somatic areas that align with the national policies of Bangladesh and provide a set of disaggregated data - at least by age, sex and division. The YDI will triangulate data to inform the national status in reference to regional and international commitments including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).

status OF African Youth report

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The Status of African Youth Report (SoAYR) is crucial in delivering the goal of youth development and empowerment, which feeds into the overall development of the continent, through understanding the current landscape of youth issues and what policies and programmes exist to address these issues. It also examines the impact of interventions and identifies areas for optimization for stronger and more desirable results, which serves to strengthen the capacity of AU Member States to respond to youth development considerations. As the Senior International Consultant NAPS mandate is to ensure quality data be used in this report and aid in evidence informed policy creation.

The report will comprise an exhaustive account on the current state of youth on the continent based on indicators aligned to the pillars of the demographic dividend. Further to analysing the current situation faced by young people in Africa, the report will also emphasize on pockets of innovation in various sectors within the five regions of the continent. This is to highlight innovative solutions towards achieving Africa’s Demographic Dividend. Moving forward, it will be a key document for policymakers across the continent, for informed decisions and policies which directly respond to youth issues and create opportunities to transform the dynamism, innovation and energy of young people into a conduit for meaningful development

PVE Monitoring and evaluation framework

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NAPS provided technical support to UNDP Regional Hub for Arab States, as part of their work of supporting governments in developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks of national action plans for PVE (preventing violent extremism).

Namibian Youth Development Index

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The Namibian Youth Development Index (NYDI) will analyse the state of youth development across the country as well as the improvements and deteriorations which have occurred. The NYDI will be formulated to help the government, decision-makers and stakeholders identify and learn from areas of success, pinpoint priority areas for investment and track progress over time.