The Prime Minister has issued directions to develop a youth development index (YDI) and a national database on young people and related affairs.

Specifically, the Ministry of Home Affairs will work with the Ministries of Planning and Investment, Finance, Justice and agencies concerned to submit relevant documents to the Prime Minister for consideration.

In coordination with the Ministries of Information & Communications and Planning & Investment, the Ministry of Home Affairs is assigned to collect data for the national archive on population census.

The YDI is expected to comprise 11 categories and nearly 13 indices to be built between now and 2020.

It will provide full and accurate data to inform policymaking and development plans targeting the youth.-VNA