Lessons from the meta-synthesis of United Nations evaluations to advance the United Nations Youth Strategy
The interagency meta-synthesis of United Nations evaluations generates insights and lessons on what works and what does not work in United Nations youth programming in the past five years, specifically related to Priority 5 of the United Nations Youth Strategy focusing on peace and resilience building. The report was formally launched on 27 April 2023, at a side event to the ECOSOC Youth Forum 2023.
The lessons were extracted from the analysis of over 120 evaluations from 23 United Nations entities. The lessons emphasise meaningful engagement of youth as leaders, enhancing inclusion by targeting specific populations, utilizing interactive and experiential methodologies, improving intergenerational trust and solidarity and enhancing strategic and well-defined partnerships.
This comprehensive evidence is a valuable contribution towards the implementation of the United Nations Youth Strategy 2030, a system-wide framework for United Nations programming with, for, and alongside youth.
This inter-agency exercise was co-led by the Evaluation Offices of UNFPA and UNICEF along with the Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, EvalYouth, DPPA/PBSO, IOM, UNDP, UNIDO, UNODC, UNOY, and YOUNGO.
This meta-synthesis is the second in a series of exercises capturing lessons learned on the implementation of the United Nations Youth Strategy. The first exercise ‘What works to amplify the rights and voices of youth?’ focused on youth participation and youth and human rights.