Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief executive David Grevemberg believes there are "strong arguments" in favour of holding the Youth Games every two years instead of four.
Grevemberg told insidethegames at the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games here that "robust" discussions into the possibility of staging the event on a biennial basis should begin immediately.
It is likely to be debated during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and could also be raised at the CGF Executive Board meeting in Colombo in Sri Lanka on October 4 and 5.
Grevemberg also claimed it would be financially viable despite Saint Lucia withdrawing as hosts of this year’s edition of the event in September 2015 due to economic concerns.
Several Commonwealth Games Associations (CGAs) expressed cautious support for the Games taking place every two years but warned the CGF should only do so if they can ensure it does not stretch their resources and is cost-effective.
Finding a place for the event in an already packed sporting calendar is another challenge the CGF would face.
“There’s a great debate to be had within the Movement around the frequency of these Games,” said Grevemberg.
“I think we need to have a very rigorous debate and discussion about that because we are missing whole pockets of children that we could be reaching out to.
“But at the same time we need to set up a business plan and business structure so we are able to underwrite this.
"I think there is some strong, positive arguments that are there.
"We have a very saturated, competitive market out there and we want it to be part of a pathway but also an impactful experience for young sporting stars.
"We don't want it to just be another event on their circuit.
"We need to make sure it is the right fit and that we as a Movement can afford this.
"What are the impacts? W
"What would be necessary to do it?
"If we do all of that, things will fall into place and it is a very hard proposition not to support."
Grevemberg described Bahamas 2017 as "glorious" and praised the Organising Committee for overcoming a difficult build-up to the Games, which included a change of Government in May.
Belfast is scheduled to stage the next edition of the event but their hosting in 2021 has been plunged into uncertainty by political deadlock in Northern Ireland.
The political impasse, which has meant the Executive need to release funding for the Games which has not been signed, has led to fears Northern Ireland will pull out of hosting the event.
A power-sharing coalition in Northern Ireland between pro-British Protestant Unionists and Irish Catholic Nationalists collapsed in January and a new deal has still not been brokered.
It means there is no functioning Northern Ireland Assembly.
Belfast 2021 did not participate in the traditional handover at the Closing Ceremony as a result.
Grevemberg said it would be a "enormous missed opportunity" if Belfast is forced to withdraw as hosts.