Thinking Youth Issue #1

We are pleased to present this first issue of the newsletter for the CSIS-IYF Youth, Prosperity, and Security Initiative. With half the world's population under the age of 30, global development, prosperity, and security are increasingly dependent on our collective ability—across public and private sectors—to capitalize on the productivity and potential of young people and ensure they have a stake in building a more stable and prosperous world. In partnership with the International Youth Foundation (IYF), the Youth, Prosperity, and Security Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) will examine the opportunities and challenges facing young people around the world and expand the conversation about youth and global development, economic growth, and social progress. Nicole Goldin is the director of the Initiative. 
 
The first major project of the CSIS-IYF Youth, Prosperity, and Security Initiative is the Youth Well-being Index. With principal support from Hilton Worldwide, this index exemplifies a cross-cutting, multi-stakeholder approach to better assess and strategically address youth well-being and global security.

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Nicole Goldin
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Project on Prosperity and Development