Evaluation of National Service Program (2nd, 3rd and 4th phase) of Department of Youth Development
Youth refers to a time of life that is neither childhood nor adulthood, but rather somewhere in-between. It is transitional period between childhood and adulthood that starts from onset of puberty. The most significant characteristic is the transition from childhood and dependence, to adulthood and independence, and the assumption of a more active and responsible role in the society. Youth is defined in terms of age which also varies from country to country. The Government of Bangladesh defines the population as youth in the age group of 18-35 years.
Youths are the backbone of any country. They are the most viable and potential human resource not only in population structure but also in social structure. Bangladesh has a population of about 160 million and the Youth constitute around one-third of the total population of the country. They are the most energetic and productive segment of the total population in Bangladesh. Therefore, the national development mostly depends on their working spirit and initiatives. The major problem of the youths is their inability to secure gainful employment. Such inability arises out of a number of factors viz. lack of employable skill and know-how, lack of knowledge about available job opportunities, lopsided development strategy and imperfections in the education system.
Team Member(s): Dr. S M. Zahedul Islam Chowdhury (SD), Dr. Golam Nabi Mozumder and Dr. M. A. Mannan (External Consultant)
Funded by Department of Youth Development