Youth is a pivotal stage during which the right policies and interventions in the health, social, educational, and economic sectors can protect young people against risks, and turn the trajectories of their lives toward a safe and productive path of growth. This report explores some of the key issues facing youth in Pakistan, in the main spheres marking their transition to adult roles. It also presents the results of an age-based segmentation analysis capturing where youth in Pakistan stand in terms of school enrollment, work force participation, and marriage, with a view to identifying the broad developmental priorities for each cohort. This is followed by a brief look at current policies and strategies, and the interventions of government and nongovernmental stakeholders for youth development. The report concludes with remarks about the adequacy of current arrangements for affording our youth healthy transitions to adulthood, and preliminary suggestions for future research and action.
Sathar, Zeba, Iram Kamran, Maqsood Sadiq, and Sabahat Hussain. 2016. "Youth in Pakistan: Priorities, realities and policy responses." Islamabad: Population Council.