The building of a youth development index (YDI) and a national database on young people and related affairs was discussed at a workshop in the central city of Da Nang on September 23.

Participants included representatives from the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), municipal and provincial Departments of Home Affairs and Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union chapters of Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Dak Nong provinces.

According to the project on building the Vietnam YDI, the index will comprise 11 categories and nearly 130 indices. It will be built from now to 2020.

Addressing the event, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs and Head of the central steering board for youth development strategy, Nguyen Tien Dinh said when completed, the YDI will provide full and accurate data for the making of policies and development plans targeting young people.-VNA