Youth Progress Index 2021 Report

14 June 2021Resources

The European Youth Forum Youth Progress Index analyses the quality of life of young people around the world. It brings together data on areas such as education, housing, safety, health and access to rights and freedoms to calculate countries’ progress scores. Based on the rigorous methodology of the Social Progress Index, it asks and answers the most important questions about the wellbeing of young generations. 

The Youth Progress Index 2021 fully ranks 150 countries, and 18 additional countries partially. It comprises 58 social and environmental indicators. It covers a 10 year time series with data from 2011 to 2020.

In addition to the Index, the report looks at mega-trends which impact youth: digitalisation, COVID-19, a changing labour market, and a shrinking civic space.

Finally, the authors of the Report believe that national and supranational statistical agencies need to step up the efforts to collect more sex and age-disaggregated data, including youth-specific data. Quality data are needed to lead to informed policies and investments that support youth, and to identify good practices of countries that successfully advance youth progress.


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