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Youth-focused community-driven development results and lessons learned (English)

This note, the third in a series of brief, operationally relevant pieces meant to inform a broad range of stakeholders about the design, implementation, and results of the Piloting Community Approaches in Conflict Situation Project,summarizes the lessons learned from the grant entitled Piloting Youth-focused Community-Driven Development(CDD) in the Conflict-Affected Provinces in Thailand. Implemented between November 2008 and June 2009,the objectives of the youth-focused CDD pilot project were to: Engage with youth in the conflict-affected areas, to give them voice, as well as build leadership skills so that they are positive contributors to peace building; Engage with local development agencies that work with conflict-affected youth; and Document lessons learned from youth-focused CDD and other initiatives, deepen understanding on the conditions of youth in the conflict situation in the south, and examine their potential contribution and challenges towards peace-building. The youth project provided five block grants of approximately THB 120,000 (USD 3,400) to youth groups in four communities and one youth network in southern Thailand for local development activities that youth themselves identified, proposed, and implemented.

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Tansanguanwong,Pamornrat Chockanapitaksa,Poonyanuch

Youth-focused community-driven development results and lessons learned (English). Knowledge management note,no. 3 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/313221501151949566/Youth-focused-community-driven-development-results-and-lessons-learned