There are three policy directions for helping youth develop themselves and contribute to society, these are:
i. Expanding opportunities,
ii. Enhancing capabilities, and
iii. Providing second chances.
Expanding opportunities - Broaden the opportunities for developing human capital by expanding access to and improving the quality of education and health ser- vices; by facilitating the start to a working life; and by giving young people a voice to articulate the kind of assistance they want and a chance to participate in delivering it.
Enhancing Capabilities - Develop young people’s capabilities to choose well among these opportunities by recognizing them as decision-making agents and by helping ensure that their decisions are well informed, adequately resourced, and judicious.
Providing second chances - Provide an effective system of second chances through targeted programs that give young people the hope and the incentive to catch up from bad luck—or bad choices.