What Works in Youth and Health?

Starting with the health sector, YouthPower Learning has been gathering information on what works in youth programming. Building on the work done by Interagency Youth Working Group (IYWG), YouthPower Learning has updated and expanded this compendium of knowledge intended to provide information regarding a broad range of youth health topics (explore the topics below). The resources listed under each topic include a selection of documents that provide a quick overview of available useful evidence in PYD.


Adolescent Boys
Adolescent Girls
Gender-based Violence
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Intersex (LGBTI) Youth

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Adolescent Pregnancy
Contraceptive Use and Options
Multiple and Concurrent Partnerships
Non-consensual Sex
Post-Abortion Care
Young People Living With HIV


Out of School Youth
Peer Education
Sexuality and Life Skills Education

Youth Environment

Community Involvement
Faith-based Programs for Youth
Parents of Youth

Substance Abuse

Injecting Drug Use



Child, Early and Forced Marriage
Humanitarian Settings
Integration of Services
Orphans and Vulnerable Children
Very Young Adolescents
Youth Participation
Mental Health