The International Centre for Research for Women (ICRW) recently released the Positive Youth Development (PYD) Toolkit, which provides a variety of resources, tools and references for using a PYD approach in youth-focused programming, in low and middle-income countries.
Positive youth development is a strategy that aims to build and support the competencies, skills and abilities of youth so that they are empowered to reach their full potential.
The toolkit which was developed under the USAID-funded, Making Cents International-led YouthPower Learning project, is specifically geared toward helping program implementers, researchers and funders integrate PYD principles into program monitoring and evaluation.
Building the assets and skills of young people has been shown to improve outcomes for youth in high-income countries. But what does PYD look like in programs for youth in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)? What are appropriate tools and considerations for measuring PYD outcomes in LMICs?
For more about the Youth Power Learning project, click here.