PYD Glossary

Domains
In this toolkit, domains refer to the four larger, overarching themes of a PYD approach. Under each domain, there are a number of key constructs for PYD, and associated indicators.

Feature
An approach or activity that a program can implement with youth.

Indicator
A specific, observable and measurable characteristic used to demonstrate changes or progress in a program toward a specific outcome. In this toolkit, the indicators map to specific PYD constructs.

Construct
An attribute of a person or group of people that often cannot be measured directly, but can be assessed using a number of indicators or variables (for example, self-regulation).

Tool
A scale, index or method of measuring indicators.

Youth
Individuals between the ages of 10 and 29, which is the age band for youth and young people in USAID programs.

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• Home: PYD toolkit
• A framework for measuring PYD
• A set of illustrative PYD indicators 
• Application of PYD framework and indicators at each phase of a program design and evaluation:
                Phase 1. Define (or refine) key desired outcomes or research questions
                Phase 2. Determine PYD features and beneficiaries of the program
                Phase 3. Finalize the logic model
                Phase 4. Decide what to measure, and how (study design and indicators)
                Phase 5. Analyze the data, disseminate the findings and adapt your program
• Considerations for adapting measures cross-culturally
• Additional resources and references 
• FAQs
• PYD Glossary