State of the Field Report: Holistic, Cross-Sectoral Youth Development

Nancy Guerra, Christina Olenik
USAID, JBS International, Inc.
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Publication Date: 
Feb, 2013

The report examines six key question areas regarding cross-sector strategies for positive youth development (PYD) worldwide: Reasons for international donors to invest in PYD, current trends, relevant frameworks, how comprehensive approaches can contribute to positive outcomes, state of current evidence, and gaps in the research.

It provides a clear argument for focusing on youth as a target population in international development, and presents evidence that holistic programs have had positive impacts on a variety of outcomes for youth in both developing countries and in the U.S. Annexed to the report is a brief synopsis of each of the 46 studies reviewed.

Workforce Development
Monitoring & Evaluation
Market Research & Assessments
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