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IFRC Youth Engagement Global Survey

The IFRC produces regularly a Global Report about Youth Engagement based on findings from a study whose main objective is to map the implementation of commitments in the field of youth engagement, such as stipulated in the International Federation Youth Engagement Strategy (2013) and the International Federation Youth Policy (2017).

The information of  this 4th edition,  which corresponds  to the year 2021, was compiled during the month of March and was completed by colleagues from 153 National Societies. The main findings will be presented at the GA 2022 General Assembly.

This site presents the main results, the elements will be pastel graphs, tables, maps and interactive sections that will allow to have a global image of the participation of young people within each National Society of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. 

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Key Indicators Of  Meaningful Youth Engagement 2021

In this first section you’ll find 5 key indicators. The graphs contemplate the answers obtained related to formal youth policy and strategy in each National Society, to the representation of young people in the boards of directors or decisive bodies at the national level. These indicators allow for a large-scale understanding of the level of involvement of young people and the regulations and plans that openly encourage such participation.

Does your National Society have a formal Youth Policy?

Does your National Society have specific guidelines on how to engage young people from affected communities in RCRC projects?

Does your National Society have a National Youth board or other national youth-led governance body e.g. National Youth Council or National Youth Board?

In national projects, Does your National Society specifically train young people from affected communities participating in the RCRC projects to strengthen their skills and competencies?

Does your National Society have a youth representative in the national Governing board?

 

For this question, a total of 104 NSs indicated that they did have a youth representative in the national Governing board:
Algeria, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Baphalali Eswatini, Barbados, Belarus, Belgian – French-speaking, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodian, Cameroon, Chad, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cyprus, Danish, Democratic Republic of Congo,
Dominica, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Filand, Gabón, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Grenada, Guiné Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldivian, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, North Macedonia, Norwegian, Panama, Papua new Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippin, Portugal, Romanian, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Siryan, Slovak, Solomon Island, Somalia, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Sweden, Swiss, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tunisian, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukrainian, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

World Data

In this interactive section, you can enter by clicking on each of the 4 categories, which have a number of key information regarding: leadership, volunteering, enabling environment for young people from National Societies around the world.

Each section has various data of interest that respond to the aforementioned categories. 

Regional Findings

The following interactive map breaks down all this segregated information into regional data from 153 countries. Access each region by clicking on the geographic points.

Further Insight

The table below expands the information of the 4 main indicators mentioned at the beginning, detailed by region and National Society in each country. This table can be downloaded in CSV and Excel format.

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