Philippine Youth Development Plan (PYDP) 2017-2022
The PYDP enjoins all state duty bearers at the national and local levels to maximize the participation of the youth in
nation-building as responsible and proactive citizens. It informs our development partners such as civil society and
non-government organizations, international and national donors, the Church, media and the business community
of the rewarding social, economic and ethical opportunities of fully engaging the youth in their respective programs.
The National Youth Commission (NYC), in the pursuit of its mandate as the“sole policy-making coordinating body
of all youth-related institutions, programs, projects and activities (PPAs) of the government” (Republic Act 8044),
is the main proponent of the PYDP.
PHILIPPINE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT INDEX (PYDI ) 2014
The PYDI gives as an objective means of assessing the situation of the Filipino youth, it has great potential to inform and improve the planning and implementation of youth development policies in the Philippines. The 2014 PYDR aims to continue to fulfill this role through the publication of the latest results of the PYDI. This year’s Report builds on the 2013 PYDR by providing us a means of gauging our progress from the previous year in terms of youth development. Apart from the numbers, however, the Report is also complemented by situational analyses of youth welfare in the key dimensions of education, employment, health, and participation.