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A Systematic Review of PYD Programs

This systematic review is the result of a collaborative effort by the YouthPower Learning team. It was prepared by Making Cents International, the International Center for Research on Women, Results for Development Institute, University of Melbourne, and University of Washington, under the authorship of Dr. Gina Alvarado, Dr. Chisina Kapungu, Ms. Caitlin Moss, Mr. Daniel Read More

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Building Partnerships. A Best Practices Guide

To make the concept of building partnerships somewhat easier to visualize, we use the analogy of farming – preparing the ground, sowing the seed, and nurturing the growing plants with the right tools to ensure a good harvest. There are no blueprints for building and maintaining partnerships, but it is useful to have an understanding Read More

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Partnership Working Principles

There are many different types of partnerships, and many reasons that you might to develop them. Some partners will help you generate ideas or develop content; others will help you to design your engagement activity; some will be able to share their skills and knowledge to ensure your activity is a success and other may Read More

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How do you build the “right” cross-sector partnership to implement colliective impact approaches?

America’s cities are engines for national prosper-ity and individual economic opportunity for all people. However, the systems designed to support these results were built in a different era,on now outdated assumptions, and have not adapted to the changing social, technological, economic, and political forces of the world today. In attempting to address some of resulting Read More

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Building Partnerships: A Best Practices Guide

The U.S. Government recognizes that, in today’s inter-connected world, it cannot operate alone and needs to work in tandem with the private sector, civil society, and individuals to address pressing issues of the day. Large scale and complex challenges—from reducing poverty and improving education, to protecting the country from natural disasters and terrorism—require cross-sector solutions Read More

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Youth Engagement in Development – Effective Approaches & Recommendations

The first guiding principle in the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Youth in Development Policy is to “recognize that youth participation is vital for effective programs” (USAID, 2012a, pg. 2). Furthermore, one of the Policy’s two objectives is to “mainstream and integrate youth issues and engage young people across Agency initiatives and operations” Read More

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FAO Youth and Agricultural Cooperatives

There are some 500 million smallholder farms worldwide. These small farms produce about 80 percent of the food consumed in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa (IFAD, 2011). Young people account for a large percentage of the rural population, and are often unemployed or underemployed, despite the need for labour force in agriculture. Rural youth do not Read More

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