Sharing Results from USAID’s Youth Policy Implementation Assessment
It has been five years since USAID first launched its Youth in Development Policy. To better understand how this policy has been operationalized, USAID’s Policy Office, in the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning, led an in-depth assessment that took stock of accomplishments, lessons learned, and emerging needs for future work in youth development. In particular, the assessment contributes to understandings about changes that have since taken place since 2012 in youth programming, mainstreaming, and organizational support. The research process included interviews with over 300 individuals, site visits to four USAID Missions (El Salvador, Honduras, Kenya, Uganda), and a robust document review (analyses of CDCSs, PADs, and solicitations). This presentation featured findings and recommendations from the assessment. This is the fourth in a series of Policy Implementation Assessments led by USAID’s Policy Office.