Stimulating Economic Development, Reducing Poverty, Slowing Population Growth
Key Element of Youth Reproductive Health Policy
Good, comprehensive policies acknowledge the relationship between investments in the reproductive health of young people and broader positive impacts on society. Among the most important of these impacts are:
- Stimulating economic development
- Reducing poverty
- Slowing population growth
For a more in-depth discussion of this and other key elements, see the fact sheets.
The Case for Investing in Young People as Part of a National Poverty Reduction Strategy. This 2004 UNFPA publication presents seven arguments for why national public policy makers should give more attention to young people.