Samoa Youth Monograph 2020 SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, ENGAGEMENT AND INCLUSION Policy Brief 2

Samoa Youth Monograph 2020 SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, ENGAGEMENT AND INCLUSION Policy Brief 2

Samoa Youth Monograph 2020 SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, ENGAGEMENT AND INCLUSION Policy Brief 2

No. of pages: 8

Publication date: 2020

Author: UNFPA Pacific

Publisher: UNFPA Pacific

The Samoa Youth Monograph (SYM) 2020 draws on and analyses data collected in the 2016 Samoan Population and Housing Census to present a picture of the younger generation in Samoa. This policy brief is one of three accompanying briefs that have been developed through a stakeholders consultation process to take a closer look at specific topics that impact on adolescents (aged 15 to 19 years) and youth (aged 18 to 35 years) in Samoa. This policy brief looks at school attendance, engagement and inclusion, and includes an analysis of 2016 Census data as well as data from other sources.
The primary goal of the SYM and this policy brief is to generate dialogue among key stakeholders to identify priority areas for intervention and reform; to empower young people with information; and to provide an evidence base of data to guide investment decisions and advocacy efforts.