The United Nations Inter-Agency Technical Task Team on Young People (UNIATTTYP) of the Middle East and North Africa region commissioned the American University of Beirut, Faculty of Health Sciences, Center for Public Health Practice, the documentation of good practices in adolescent and youth programming, with the aim of recommending evidence proven programmes and strategies that respond to the situation and priorities for adolescents and youth in the region.

A total of 221 programmes were identified at the regional and global levels, and 22 programmes were selected as good practices: 11 on skills development; 5 on health; 3 on civic engagement; 2 on resilience development; and one on other (entrepreneurship). Six promising practices were selected and included in the good practices documentation to complement the limited number of good practices in civic engagement and resilience development.