An Overview of Youth Policy
This year marks 17 years since the development of the first National Youth Policy (NYP) in 19971. The second five year NYP (2009 – 2014)2 is currently under review. This provides an opportune moment to reflect on youth policy and development. Of course, 5 years is not a very long time in the evolution of public policy but “youth” is a transitional phenomenon, time matters and keeping stock of whether progress has been made is important.