Effective participation of youth in politics is critical to democratic developments around the globe. Over the past years, many countries have seen a sharp increase in their youth population. At present, more than half of the world’s population of 7.4 billion is between 20 and 44. Narrowing down the age bracket, an estimated 1.2 billion are between 15 and 24. In this context, youth participation in democratic processes overall and in elections more specifically is becoming more important to practitioners (such as EMBs, political parties and civil society organizations) and assistance providers alike.
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