What’s the Relationship between Youth, Open Government, and Development?
Read the blog post, "What’s the Relationship between Youth, Open Government, and Development?," discussing how youth today can help with government transparency. This post came ahead of the Google+ Hangout on World Bank Live which was held February 25, seeking to delve into this very subject.
As Felipe Estefan writes in his post, the youth population (between the ages of 15-24) is 1.2 billion today, making it the largest youth population in history. It seems nearly impossible then to talk about the World Bank's two goals of boosting shared prosperity and eliminating extreme poverty without also talking about youth, which is what Estefan goes on to explain. Additionally, Estefan also highlights the role of technology--that with its leaps today, "a more fluid two-way conversation between citizens and their governments" can take place, therefore facilitating the conversation for open government.
The Google + Hangout sought to explore several questions pertaining to youth development and open government, including: How can young people help their governments be more open? What are the incentives and opportunities for governments to engage with their youth population?
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