This section contains an alphabetical listing of publications and resources produced or funded by the Ministry of Youth Development.

Please note: the majority of these publications are only available online. If hard copies are available, this is noted in the description of each specific resource.

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An introduction and context for the development of youth policy

A guide on how councils can develop a youth policy in their area


Building Strength

A review of research on how to achieve good outcomes for young people in their families, peer groups, schools, careers and communities.



Keepin It Real Thumbnail Image

Your organisation, whatever its focus, will benefit from youth engagement. This resource will support you to meaningfully involve young people in your mahi.



This review provides current evidence of youth-specific social marketing interventions that improved outcomes for young people


Youth Voices Toolkit Thumbnail Image

Every day, decisions are being made which affect young people and it’s important that young people get their voices heard by decision-makers. This is a practical guide for young people filled with ideas for creating positive change.

Youth Engagement Benefits for Your Organisation Thumbnail Image

Young people’s thoughts, experiences, opinions, and ideas add an important and vibrant quality to decision-making. This resource provides information on the benefits of incorporating youth engagement into your organisation.

Youth Engagement in Local Government Thumbnail Image

Young people have a stake in local government, use services provided by councils, and are an integral part of the community. This resource will support local government agencies to incorporate effective youth engagement into their mahi.

Youth Engagement in Decision-Making Thumbnail Image

This practical project planning tool offers a step-by-step guide for how your organisation can involve young people from the outset of a project.

Youth development strategy Aotearoa

This is about how government and society can support young women and men aged 12 to 24 years inclusive to develop the skills and attitudes they need to take part positively in society, now and in the future.

Youth development strategy Aotearoa

We have three YDSA posters that give an overview of the strategy.

Youth development strategy Aotearoa flyer

A summary of the Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa

YMH Guidelines - thumbnail

Guidelines designed to assist agencies develop youth friendly mental health resources via print, online or social media

Look Closer

Youth services directories from Family and Community Services help young people to find support services in their region.