The project “Youth in Public Life: Towards open and inclusive youth engagement”, implemented by the MENA-OECD Governance Programme, supports Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia in strengthening public governance arrangements for young men and women to engage in public life.

In collaboration with the Ministries of Youth in these three countries, line ministries, parliament, local governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and relevant foundations, universities, civil society and youth associations, the OECD is supporting efforts to strengthen the legal, institutional and policy frameworks for youth engagement in public life, to improve horizontal and vertical coordination of youth policies and to better mainstream youth concerns across public policies and services. The project is supporting Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia in translating country-specific policy recommendations into practice at both national and sub-national levels.

In the context of their efforts to bring policies and public services closer to youth, the Governments of Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia requested OECD support for strengthening youth engagement in public life. The collaboration over three years (2016-19) is funded by the MENA Transition Fund of the G7 Deauville Partnership and provides support in the following areas:

  1. Supporting the process of formulating and implementing National Youth Strategies (Jordan: National Youth Strategy 2017-25; Morocco: National Integrated Youth Strategy 2015-30; Tunisia: National Integrated Youth Strategy 2016-30);
  2. Scaling up the institutional and legal framework to foster youth engagement and representation in public life at the central and sub-national level;
  3. Promoting innovative forms to engage young men and women in decision-making and help mainstream young people ́s demands in public policies.

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