Engaging young people in every step of using impact assessments is critical to their effectiveness, given that young people have a unique perspective on how policy decisions affect them.
- Kids Impact Initiative’s Fact Sheet: Engaging Youth: A Key Ingredient of Effective Youth Impact Assessments offers ways to involve young people in the impact assessment process in meaningful ways.
- Resources from Scotland:
- Listen, engage, have fun: guide on involving children in child rights impact assessment (CRIA) and child rights impact evaluation (CRIE), which was informed by more than 100 children and youth. Scroll to the bottom of the page – the section labeled, ‘Listen, engage, have fun’ – for simple worksheets and other activities for engaging youth in impact assessments.
- Involving children in child rights impact assessment (CRIA): A case study with Members of Children’s Parliament in East Lothian, Scotland: Key findings are highlighted on pages 3-4.
- See also the many additional resources about ways to lift the voices of young people as important policy decisions that affect their lives are made.