The guiding principles highlighted in youth-policy.com are those with specific relevance to YRH policy. Other, more general guiding principles of good policy apply equally to YRH policy. These include the following:
Be Realistic. Policies should be realistic in their goals and objectives. Too many policies suffer from being impractical.
Tie language to resources. Policies should not exist in a vacuum. They should make resources available and be linked strategic plans of action.
Support policy with solid information. Although a lengthy diagnostics section is not always desirable or feasible in a policy, such information can help to clarify the underlying rationale for the policy course chosen.