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Investing in youth for national development.

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Author (s): 
Gribble, J
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Washington, Population Reference Bureau, 2010

This policy brief considers the demographic significance of youth to national development and why policymakers need to pay attention to the reproductive health needs of youth. It examines the evidence that these three types of programs contribute to healthy youth, including examples from field-based success stories. Finally, it provides recommendations to advance policy and advocacy efforts to respond to the needs of youth as part of national health and development goals.