Policy Advocacy

Well-designed governmental policies are an essential component of the drive to stimulate increased employment and economic opportunities for young people. To that end, Silatech promotes the adoption of informed policy through both formal and informal links with policy makers, as well as by shaping forums that impact and inform policy decisions, bringing together policy makers, the media, research institutions, multilateral organizations, young people, and the private sector.

Silatech’s Research and Policy unit is piloting several initiatives at the local, national, and regional levels that should support evidence-based policy making and advocate policies that (1) help young people better prepare for the world of work, (2) create an enabling environment for job creation and business development, and (3) remove barriers to full youth economic participation.