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Giving youth a voice bangladesh youth survey bys 2011 brac global learning meeting 2012

„Giving Youth A Voice“Bangladesh Youth Survey (BYS) 2011BRAC Global Learning Meeting 2012


Giving youth a voice bangladesh youth survey 2011 cont

Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011 (cont.)

  • aims & objectives

  • gaining an in depth understanding of youth and their demands, for policymakers & development partners

  • tap into youths’ aspirations and expectations from the state

  • their assessment of current policies (education and vocational training, labor market)

  • their relation to two most important Institutions (family & community)

  • establish a National & Regional Network (policy makers, development partners, NGOs)


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Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011 (cont.)

  • Methodology

  • Public Perception Survey by Nielsen Bangladesh Limited

  • Sample 6575

  • 50/50 male female and 70/30 rural urban

  • In 6 divisions and 64 districts

  • Age group: 15-30

  • FGDs


Giving youth a voice bangladesh youth survey 2011

Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011

  • Socio-demographic profile

  • Mean Age: 21, 18 is the highest age group

  • Income: pronounced disparities in rural, urban and city corporation

  • Occupation: Students followed by Housewife

  • Self employed (non-agri and agri)


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Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011

  • Socio-demographic profile

  • Education and drop-outs

  • 5-6 per cent had never been to school.

  • Drop out starts from 12 years

  • The dropout rates are the highest at the age of 15

  • prior to reach class 5, about 5% dropped out.

  • Prior to reaching class 8, 20% dropped out.

  • As expected, this share is even higher among rural youth, where values are about 20-25 per cent


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Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011

  • Youth & the State:

  • Performance of the government

  • Performance of core institutions

  • Elections and Voting: fair elections, voting decision

  • Youth’s participation in politics (student politics and form of involvement in politics)

  • Justice and Crime


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Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011

  • Youth & the State:

  • Conditions for fair elections

  • empowered election commission

  • parties respect for each other

  • mandatory election budget disclosure

  • candidates with no criminal records

  • concerns on having elections held under the ruling party

  • Voting : party considering youth’s interest and local issue got highest rank


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Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011

  • Youth & the State:

  • Youth’s participation in politics

  • Low reporting of party affiliation (2%, due to underreporting ?)

  • 30 % voted for the same party

  • > 80 % : students shouldn’t be involve in politics

  • support is high in urban localities compared to both rural and City Corporation

  • male are more in favor of politics compared to female


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Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011

  • Youth & the State:

  • Forms of participation in politics

  • hartal is the least favored

  • voting is the most preferred form

  • also by supporting leaders &

  • participating in campaigns &

  • by becoming candidates


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Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011

  • Youth & the State

  • Justice & Crime

  • Justice: judiciary, government executives, family

  • Limited support for political leaders involvement in justice

  • handling justice on the spotalso got support, though disagreement is also there

  • Crime: more reliability on special security force (ex: RAB)

  • “top 5” crimes: murder, drug and alcohol abuse, dowry and personal property crimes


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Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011

  • Chapter 5 Family & Community: core findings

  • Family is the most important part of life

  • Community are very important for safeguarding interests, solving problems, preserve religious & cultural traditions and values

  • Family is the first to approach in time of need

  • Newspaper and TV provide the news and information

  • religious practices were regarded highly important by the youths

  • 50 % do not have friends from other religions, within them 54 % are Muslim


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Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011

  • Chapter 5 Family & Community - Importance of family:

  • importance of mother

  • makes the most important decisions (education, work, marriage)

  • most important: be a good guardian & provide advice

  • accept parents’ decisions over mobility, selection of spouse, choose friends, spending money


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Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011

  • Chapter 5 Family & Community - Life cycle planning:

  • vast gaps btw. ideal and actual age !

  • education: ideal age 24 vs. actual age 15 (min. 8)

  • starting work: ideal 23 vs. 8-9 (actual)

  • marriage: ideal 24 vs. actual 17 (female) & 21 (men)

  • having children: ideal 26 & actual 12 minimum (female) & 16 (male)


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Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011

  • Chapter 5 Family & Community - Accepting social change (overall & working women)?


Giving youth a voice bangladesh youth survey bys 2011 brac global learning meeting 2012

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