Rural Youth: Creating Opportunities - Rural Development Report - Rural Girls

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Rural Development Report 2019: Creating Opportunities for Rural Youth 

Nearly 1 billion of the world’s 1.2 billion youth aged 15-24 live in developing countries, almost half of them in rural areas. IFAD’s Rural Development Report 2019, Creating opportunities for rural youth, finds that this enormous rural youth population can pay a rich dividend in terms of social and economic growth – but only if they are given the right opportunities.

But are current development policies and investments enabling young people in rural areas to become more productive, connected and in charge of their own future?

The answer, all too often, is no. This report is a rallying cry to policymakers and development practitioners to urgently invest, and conceive rural youth development policies as part of broader rural development strategies in order to eliminate the constraints rural youth face, and provide them with better opportunities for personal growth and employment.

Извор: WUNRN – 06.08.2020