by Laura Hinson, Chisina Kapungu, Cassandra Jessee et al.
USAID’s YouthPower Learning, 2017
Positive youth development (PYD) is an approach that aims to build and support the competencies, skills and abilities of youth so that they are empowered to reach their full potential. 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)? This toolkit is geared toward helping program implementers, researchers and funders integrate PYD principles into program monitoring and evaluation, and to adjust and improve program performance. The toolkit provides a framework for measuring PYD, resources and references for implementers and evaluators, illustrative PYD indicators that can be applied across multiple sectors and information on major considerations for adapting measures cross-culturally.