Global Youth Index

The Global Youth Index (GYI) evaluates challenges and opportunities for youth development in 25 countries. It aims to inspire strategies to unlock young people's potential.
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What are the key findings?

We examined the latest data on youth development and conducted a survey of young people's attitudes towards their future.
23
out of 25 countries studied have developed plans to promote digital literacy in schools
82%
of young people surveyed believe that education is a lifelong process
57%
is the youth unemployment rate in South Africa, while in Japan the rate is only 5%
21
of the 25 countries examined have more women than men outside education, employment or training
89%
of young people surveyed have some interest in starting their own venture
75%
of young people surveyed value diversity

How do countries compare?

We studied countries based on five dimensions that define youth development. Each dimension is scored on a scale of 0 to 100, where 100 is best.
51
Global average
Education and Skills
47
Global average
Employment
51
Global average
Entrepreneurship
61
Global average
Global Citizenship
46
Global average
Knowledge Economy Ecosystem

Guess What

Which country in our study has the largest young population?

India, with more than 730m young people accounting for about 55% of the population (United Nations, 2016)

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In which country are young people more optimistic about their future?

Nigerian youth are the most optimistic about their country's future economic opportunities (GYI youth survey, 2018)

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How do the young Saudis surveyed perceive their economic opportunities in the future?

Based on our survey, 68.9% of young people in Saudi Arabia believe they will be better off than their parents (GYI youth survey, 2018)

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Which of the following countries is known for developing the first comprehensive strategy for youth?

Swedish comprehensive approach to youth development started being developed in the 1940s following the establishment of dedicated Youth Care Committee in 1939.

Guess What

ما هي الدولة المشمولة في دراستنا التي لديها أكبر عدد من السكّان الشباب؟

الهند، حيث يعيش أكثر من 730 مليون شاب وشابة يشكّلون 55% من إجمالي السكّان (الأمم المتحدة، 2016)