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 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.
A first major project of the Initiative is to create an innovative Global Youth Wellbeing Index, which will gather available data related to youth to assess and compare the state of young people’s development around the world and measure progress. The Index seeks to help key stakeholders to make sense of disconnected data on youth learning, livelihoods, community and political engagement, health, ICT, other aspects of youth wellbeing. Ultimately, it could provide public and private sector policy and decision-makers a simpler way to understand the big picture, guide actions and investments, and drive progress over time. The Index project is principally supported by Hilton Worldwide.
The Initiative also hosts a public and private event series with leading policy-makers and thought leaders to elevate the dialogue and stimulate debate on global youth affairs.
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Brief by Daniel F. Runde , Romina Bandura , and Sundar R. Ramanujam — March 30, 2021
Event by Erol Yayboke , Suzanne Spaulding , Daniel Russel , Daniel Twining , and Samuel Brannen — October 16, 2020
Brief by Erol Yayboke and Samuel Brannen — October 15, 2020
Event by Daniel F. Runde , Peter Raymond , Gloria Steele , Glenn Prickett , and Thomas Carothers — October 1, 2020
Event by Daniel F. Runde , Earl Anthony Wayne , Representative Michael Waltz , Rina Amiri , Peter Bergen , and Jim Bever — February 5, 2020
Event by Daniel F. Runde , Annie Pforzheimer , Holly Kuzmich , Jeffrey Grieco , and William Byrd — September 20, 2019
Event by Erol Yayboke , Earl Anthony Wayne , H.E. Roya Rahmani , Dean Piedmont , Earl Anthony Wayne , Rohullah Osmani , Yesim Oruc , and Nitin Madhav — July 23, 2019
Event by Erol Yayboke and Dr. Dennis de Tray — January 11, 2019
Event by Ritu Sharma — November 29, 2016
Report by Rohan Naik and Ritu Sharma — August 11, 2016