Annex B. Assessing the quality of national youth strategies

The OECD Secretariat has conducted an assessment of the quality of national youth strategies on the basis of the extent to which they meet the principles of good governance included in the OECD framework of quality standards of national youth strategies (Chapter 2). The assessment is based on the data collected from government entities in charge of youth affairs in the 2019 OECD Youth Governance Surveys (Survey 1).

The final score (0-1) is an average of scores across seven different dimensions with equal weights for each dimension. In turn, each dimension’s score (0-1) is also an equally weighted average across selected survey questions/options. The information from the selected survey questions/options were coded in a way that higher values signify a higher quality of policy design. A preliminary analysis demonstrated that six out of the seven dimensions have an empirical structure of one dominant underlying variable that finds its partial realisation in all six dimensions. The seven dimensions, their meaning and the corresponding selected survey questions/options on which their measurement is based are detailed in Table B.1.

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