Systematic Review of PYD in Low- and Mid-Income Countries

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Dr. Gina Alvarado, Dr. Chisina Kapungu, Ms. Caitlin Moss, Mr. Daniel Plaut, Dr. Nicola Reavley, and Dr. Martie Skinner

YouthPower has released “A Systematic Review of Positive Youth Development Programs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries”, which synthesizes what is known in the literature about Positive Youth Development (PYD) and identifies gaps to inform future research in this area. The systematic review provides key insights into applying a PYD approach internationally and strengthening the design and effectiveness of youth-focused projects.

Positive youth development is an approach that aims to build and support the competencies, skills and abilities of youth so that they are empowered to reach their full potential. With ICRW as a partner, the systematic review was developed under the USAID-funded, Making Cents International-led YouthPower Learning project.

Down the report here.