SAHWA Background Paper, nº. 7
As I understand the objective of a background paper, it is primarily to help guide data-collection and research in the case at hand. Focusing specifically on the topic assigned to the AUC Forum, Political Participation and International Cooperation, I suggest to zoom in directly on the issues at hand. These issues concern data-collection (either through surveys and/or interviews) and especially data-analysis, including the crucial aspects of the policy-making process and its dynamics. At heart of political participation and international cooperation is Public Policy Analysis (PPA) which is -par excellence- problem-oriented, in our case focusing on youth aspects. Other aspects will be treated in as far as they are related to this primary focus.
This paper is divided into four parts and includes four annexes. The first part makes explicit the focus on youth. The second part assesses briefly the public policy literature and presents he framework used in the paper. The third part- the largest- deals with youth groups and youth policy-making in Egypt. The last part four concludes with what is going at the very moment concerning youth policy-making. Since this is really a process very much in the making, it is suggested that interviews should be conducted with principal actors: government, other institutions and youth groups.