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Theme Human Development
Code HD-Y-1.6
Sub-theme Youth
Name Proportion of government recurrent budget to Youth department/office (total, %; plus budgets dedicated to staff versus activity/programme costs).
Definition Measure of mainstreaming youth across public policy and good governance
Calculation/Formula Government recurrent budget to Youth department/office (plus budgets dedicated to staff versus activity/programme costs) / Total government budget x 100
Unit of Measure %
Assumptions Youth departments and ministries are stand alone and have separate budget allocations
Limitations Budget allocated for youth related in other sectoral agencies may not be included
Intended Direction of change Neutral - A proportion towards 50-100 percent would be good but is not always the case
Purpose/Rationale Evidence of government recognition of growing youth “bulge” as important development issue
Policy Linkages Youth employment and gender policies
Preferred Data Sources Ministry of Finance
Alternative_Data Sources Youth ministries and other sector agencies
Primary Data Collection System National Administrative Records - National accounts, government budgets and plans
Economic Tag Budget
Frequency of Data Collection Annual
Other agencies countries_ must report to: UNICEF
SPC Responsibility - Data Management HDP
Comments / Regional Trend Analysis Recurrent and development aid budgets allocated for youth related activities are spread over many agencies thus possible under coverage
Means of Verification (outside NSO system) Government budget documents
SPC Programme HDP
Numerator Government recurrent budget to Youth department/office (plus budgets dedicated to staff versus activity/programme costs)
Component 1 Staff costs
Component 2 Activity/programme costs
Denominator Total Government budget
Factor x 100
Unit %