An Assessment of the Implementation Status of the National Youth Policy of Ethiopia (2004)
The overall objective of this study is to assess the status of implementation of the national youth policy of Ethiopia, aiming to provide comprehensive evidences and picture for the way forward. The specific objectives of the study are to: 1. Evaluate the implementation of youth policy in terms of the basic principles of the policy, major policy issues, implementation strategies, accountability & responsibilities of various sectors, and their participation and partnership in support of the policy objectives; 2. Investigate how far the youth policy has created favorable situations for youth mainstreaming, integration, and engagement of young people across policy initiatives and operations; 3. Identify the practical challenges of the youth policy from the youth socio-economic and political participation perspectives, and 4. Recommend policy directions for the future.