Youth impact assessments (YIAs), which are used widely in many countries, help prioritize the consideration of children’s needs as elected and government officials make decisions. Because the input of youth is so important to the success of YIAs, it is critical to engage them from the start as part of the YIA development process. This fact sheet outlines steps and tips to successfully engage youth in YIAs and provides examples of youth engagement from the front lines of policy change.
See our earlier fact sheets related to how youth impact assessments can be used to put children and youth at the forefront of policy decisions.
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Use our planning checklist to help any community move systematically through the Start-Up, Design, and Implementation phases of organizing youth impact assessment initiatives.