Annex A. The 2019 OECD Youth Governance Surveys

Delivering on the guidance and the Programme of Work of the OECD Public Governance Committee (PGC), the OECD Secretariat conducted the 2019 OECD Youth Governance Surveys between May 2019 and February 2020. Survey 1 targeted government entities in charge of youth affairs (Table A.1), while Survey 2 targeted ministries of education that are not in charge of youth affairs and line ministry indicated by the PGC delegate of each country (Table A.2). The Surveys collected responses of government entities from 34 OECD member countries and the European Commission and eight non-member countries. The questionnaires gathered information on governments’ youth policies, the role of public institutions in delivering them, and tools to integrate the perspective of young people in policymaking. The questionnaires also looked at laws and regulations on the access of young people to public services, as well as governments’ practices to inform, consult and engage young people. They also gathered information about the opportunities for youth to shape policy outcomes, engage as volunteers and in youth work and work in state institutions. They also collected evidence on civic education systems in place. The OECD Secretariat, in co-operation with the respondent government entities, undertook a process of data cleaning and validation between September 2019 and April 2020 to ensure the completeness, consistency and coherency of the responses received in Survey 1 and Survey 2.

As part of the 2019 OECD Youth Governance Surveys, the OECD Secretariat also ran an online survey targeting youth organisations and stakeholders worldwide between May 2019 and January 2020. The 81 respondents were asked to provide information that served to characterise their organisation and the country their responses referred to (if not internationally-based organisations). They were also asked to provide a link to the website of their organisation. Only the responses that included a valid URL/website presenting the work of a youth organisation were included in the final analysis (65 respondents). The online survey was disseminated via OECD social media, networks of youth-led organisations, youth policymakers, and delegates to the Public Governance Committee of the OECD. While the survey does not represent jurisdictions or stakeholder groups, its goal was to include the perspective of a diverse group of youth-led organisations operating at the international, national and local level (Table A.3).

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