Looking at the current educational situation of youth in India, this Population Council policy brief argues that significant investments in terms of appropriate policies and programs are required to enable the country to achieve the Millennium Development Goals of universal primary education and elimination of gender disparity in primary and secondary education, harness its demographic dividend, and enable its youth to participate in and benefit from global development. The brief recommends that policy commitments be met and programs be effectively implemented, and notes the importance of high school education in enabling youth to make a successful transition to adulthood. It underscores the need, likewise, for efforts to overcome barriers to high school completion.
International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) and Population Council. 2010. "Ensuring education for all in India: Highlighting the obstacles," Youth in India: Situation and Needs Policy Brief no. 31. Mumbai: IIPS.
Youth in India: Situation and Needs Study