Thinking Youth Issue #5
July 1, 2014
We are pleased to present this fifth issue of the newsletter for the CSIS-IYF Youth, Prosperity, and Security Initiative. Throughout the spring, the Youth Initiative hosted and participated in numerous events and roundtable discussions on issues related to economic opportunity, education, and health and released several commentaries and publications. Perhaps most excitingly, in April 2014 the Initiative launched its flagship project, the Global Youth Wellbeing Index, which has received worldwide recognition for its innovative approach to youth inclusion in the global development conversation. Launched in January 2013 in partnership with the International Youth Foundation, the Youth, Prosperity, and Security Initiative is exploring the near- and long-term economic, social, and geopolitical implications of youth development trends around the world. Dr. Nicole Goldin is the founding director of the Initiative.