Business View Caribbean | April 2019

10 BUSINESS VIEW CARIBBEAN APRIL 2019 Seven Fundamental Principles • High-level political commitment and championship on policy implementation and youth investments • Coordination systems for youth mainstreaming to improve synergies across policy areas • Institutional capacity building for a more effective youth development process • Participation and active engagement of youth in all phases of the National Youth Policy • Implementation of results-oriented policymaking for integrated policy development • Updating of National Youth Policies to cover new areas of youth development • Adoption of a comprehensive knowledge-based approach in the development of inclusive and integrative youth policies Caribbean countries are encouraged to adopt and implement these seven principles to promote the role of youth in and capitalize on their potential for contributing to national sustainable development. Experts across the Caribbean agree that a clearly defined, long-term policy framework for youth development is urgently needed