YouthPower2: Learning and Evaluation Factsheet
YouthPower2: Learning and Evaluation (YP2LE) brings USAID's Youth in Development Policy to life by enabling investments in Positive Youth Development (PYD) research and evaluation within and across multiple sectors, including health, education, agriculture/food security, economic opportunity, peace and security, democracy, and human rights and governance. The activity builds and disseminates PYD evidence across multiple sectors; offers leadership in promoting PYD best practices; and provides rapid response, and technical assistance to USAID staff to design, implement, and evaluate youth engagement.
YP2LE activities are designed to examine the impact of cross-sectoral youth programming, in collaboration with USAID, YouthPower implementing partners, PYD researchers, youth-led and youth-serving organizations, individual young change-makers, and other relevant stakeholders (e.g., USAID Washington-based instruments and country-level implementation mechanisms; other donors; U.S. government agencies; local and international civil society organizations; host-country governments; and multilateral agencies). The goal of these activities is to give practitioners the information, tools, and resources they need to develop high-quality, impactful, and sustainable youth programs, allowing empowered youth, working with supportive adults, to create sustainable change in individuals and systems through a four-pronged approach.