Case Studies

Case studies promoting collective experiences seeking to strengthen community-led approach within public health emergency response

Youth-led Action Research on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Marginalized Youth


The project ‘Youth-led Action Research’ (YAR) engaged youth in documenting the impact of the pandemic on the marginalized youth in the Asia and South-Pacific region, focusing specifically on mental health issues of the youth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The aim was to develop capacities of youth in Asia and the South-Pacific to engage in action research, aimed at building the capacities of marginalized youth to lead and conduct research in their communities and generate perspectives on education programs and strategies for their benefit.

The YAR initiative was led by Asia South-Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) and rolled out in collaboration with members in 9 countries across the region: India, Indonesia, Nepal, Mongolia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor Leste, Tajikistan and Vietnam.

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Asia South-Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education





COVID-19, India, Indonesia, Marginalized population, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Timor Leste, Vietnam., Youth