YouthPower Learning Buy-in Activities:
- Bureau for Food Security: Program Design Guide for Activities that Engage Youth in Agriculture/Food Systems
- Office of Gender Equality & Women's Empowerment: Understanding and Tackling the Gendered Drivers of Poor Adolescent Mental Health
- Latin American and Caribbean Bureau: YouthLead Platform
- Office of HIV/AIDS: Considerations for Index Testing and Partner Notification for AGYW
- Youth-related Assessments for USAID Missions
- Zambia: Mission-Wide Youth Assessment
- Democratic Republic of Congo: Rapid Youth Assessment and Activity Design
- Ethiopia: Cross-Sectoral Youth Assessment
- Honduras: USAID Development Objective 2 Youth Assessment
About the Project
YouthPower Learning generates and disseminates knowledge about the implementation and impact of positive youth development (PYD) and cross-sectoral approaches in international development. YouthPower Learning responds to USAID’s renewed call for unbiased impact and performance evaluations of the agency’s programs, as well as for increased use of research to improve program planning and results. We are leading research, evaluations, and events designed to build the evidence base and inform the global community about how to help young people pursue their aspirations, empowering them to contribute to, and benefit from, the creation of more peaceful and prosperous communities. YouthPower Learning also provides evidence and evaluation support to USAID missions for youth assessments, evaluations, research, training, strategy and program design, and other technical assistance through field support buy-in options.
The project is jointly funded by USAID’s Bureau for Global Health and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief; USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment; and USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance.
Create and Manage a YouthPower Online Platform
YouthPower Learning manages YouthPower.org – the premier learning hub for enhanced knowledge-sharing on PYD and cross-sectoral youth programming.
Establish and Maintain a Cross-Sectoral Youth Learning Network
YouthPower Learning fosters an inclusive, demand-driven learning network with four Communities of Practice (CoPs) to improve skills, practices, and partnerships around youth engagement, cross-sectoral skills for youth, gender and PYD, and youth in peace and security.
Develop and Disseminate a PYD Measurement Toolkit
YouthPower Learning developed the PYD Measurement Toolkit with illustrative PYD indicators to bridge gaps across sectors and establish common measures and build user capacity to contribute to a comprehensive PYD framework.
Conduct a Systematic Review of PYD
YouthPower Learning produced the definitive Systematic Review of PYD Programs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries to expand on the existing evidence base and provide the foundation for new knowledge development.
Provide Evidence and Evaluation Support to USAID Missions and Disseminate and Share Research, Best Practices, and Learning in PYD
YouthPower Learning provides evidence and evaluation support to USAID Missions and Operating Units through assessment, evaluation, research, learning, and technical assistance in program design on an as-needed basis. The YouthPower Learning team also supports greater interaction between global youth stakeholders so as to disseminate existing and emerging evidence around PYD in developing country contexts. For some examples, see the projects page.
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International Center for Research on Women
Khulisa Management Services
Matnematica Policy Research
Results for Development Institute
Development Research Group at the University of Washington
Royal Children’s Hospital Academic Centre at the University of Melbourne
Young Americas Business Trust
A five-year project that continues into 2020.