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Submitted by TobiasLechtenfeld on
Indeed, sports can be an important vehicle for development. Apart from the commercial aspects, team sports and other competitive sports can teach young people important live skills, and has been used for outreach campaigns from reproductive health to post-conflict development. Sport alone can probably not address the massive unemployment and inactivity problem faced by youth in many parts of the world, but it remains an important facilitator for youth inclusion. For example, the World Bank is currently helping to prepare a “Youth Inclusion through Sports” project in Russia.