Author: Youth Power
Year: 2018
Agency: USAID
Full Citation: Youth Power. (n.d). Promoting positive youth development. Retrieved from:
Target Population(s): ,
Overview: Positive Youth Development (PYD) is both a philosophy and an approach to adolescent development. While there are several definitions of PYD, YouthPower Learning has defined it as follows: Positive youth development engages youth along with their families, communities and/or governments so that youth are empowered to reach their full potential. PYD approaches build skills, assets and competencies; foster healthy relationships; strengthen the environment; and transform systems. This website includes:
  • Systematic Review of Positive Youth Development Programs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
  • YouthPower Learning Brief: Systematic Review of Positive Youth Development Programs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
  • Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit: The Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit provides guidance and resources for implementers of youth programming in LMICs to integrate PYD principles in their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems and effectively measure PYD outputs and outcomes within their programs.
  • Mini-Training on Positive Youth Development: View the presentation from this USAID-led ‘mini-training’ that strengthens the basic understanding of Positive Youth Development approaches and explains how to incorporate these into workforce development project design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Perspectives on Positive Youth Development Webinar: Watch a one-hour webinar with PYD experts Dr. George Patton (Professor of Adolescent Health Research University of Melbourne) and Kristin Brady (Director of FHI 360 Youth Department and USAID YouthPower Action) explaining how to integrate PYD strategies into youth programming to improve outcomes in multiple sectors.

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