02 December 2020 - NW2805
Mphithi, Mr L to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities
Whether, with reference to the National Youth Policy 2030, a budget analysis has been conducted to evaluate the costs of implementing the National Youth Policy; if not, what are the (a) reasons and (b) relevant details; if so, will she furnish Mr L Mphithi with the budget analysis?
A budget analysis has not been conducted to evaluate the costs of implementing the National Youth Policy:
a) The National Youth Policy specifies policy priorities for socio-economic development and empowerment of young people. An Integrated Youth Development Strategy (IYDS), which gives effect to the implementation of the National Youth Policy, is the one that would be costed.
b) The IYDS would be developed by the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) and finalised by the end of March 2021. The nature of youth programmes, projects, and activities aligned to the National Youth Policy priorities will be specified in the IYDS. These programmes, projects and activities are the ones to be costed. A budget analysis will be available once the strategy is finalized, costed and approved.