Help USAID improve knowledge, skills, and practices around international cross-sectoral positive youth development. The YouthPower Learning project is currently soliciting Requests for Application (RFA) in two thematic areas - youth engagement or cross-cutting skills. Under the youth engagement theme, a grantee will develop and deliver a set of youth-focused videos that highlight young people directly sharing experiences of being engaged in youth programs. Under the cross-cutting skills theme, a grantee will propose, develop and deliver a research activity to capture a representative snapshot of what cross-cutting skills youth value most. Download RFA #001/2016 documents in English language at the bottom of the page linked here: http://goo.gl/7zlbSh
USAID YouthPower Learning generates and disseminates knowledge about the implementation and impact of positive youth development (PYD) and cross-sectoral approaches in international development. The project leads research, evaluations, and events designed to build the evidence base. Concurrently, YouthPower Learning employs expertise in learning and knowledge sharing to promote engagement and inform the global community about how to successfully help transition young people into productive, healthy adults.
YouthPower Learning supports the implementation of the 2012 USAID Youth in Development Policy to improve capacity and enable the aspirations of youth so that they can contribute to, and benefit from, more stable, democratic, and prosperous communities. The project also responds to USAID’s renewed call for unbiased impact and performance evaluations of the agency’s programs, as well as for increased use of research to improve program planning and results. The project is jointly funded by USAID’s Bureau for Global Health and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief; USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment; and USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance.
Making Cents International leads YouthPower Learning, in collaboration with its partners the International Center for Research on Women; Palladium (formerly Development & Training Services); Results for Development Institute; Khulisa Management Services; Social Development Research Group at the University of Washington; Royal Children’s Hospital Academic Centre at the University of Melbourne; Young Americas Business Trust, and the India-based YP Foundation.