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Promising Practices in Engaging Youth in Peace and Security and PVE/CVE: Summary of Key Interventions and Examples
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November 1, 2017
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Author: USAID Publication Date: August 2017 Description: The 2015 United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 (SCR 2250) on Youth, Peace and Security and emerging literature emphasizes the need to switch the narrative to recognize youth as positive agents for peacebuilding and security, rather than stigmatizing them as risks. SCR 2250 encourages governments, international organizations, and civil […]

Critical Choices: Assessing the Effects of Education and Civic Engagement on Somali Youths’ Propensity Towards Violence

Author: Mercy Corps Publication Date: November 2016 Description: For far too long, evidence on “what works” has evaded practitioners working on violence reduction, particularly Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). While a vast literature exists on the drivers to violence and violent extremism, few rigorous evaluations have been done to figure out what works to prevent or reduce […]

Turning Away from MS-13 and Al Shabaab: Analyzing Youth Resilience in Honduras and North East Kenya
November 1, 2017
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Author: Education Development Center (EDC) Publication Date: March 2016 Description: This study compares multiple resiliency factors (individual, caregiver, context) displayed by youth who are participating in international-­donor-­funded youth development programs implemented by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), in Central America (Honduras) and the Horn of Africa (North East Kenya), two regions that suffer from high levels […]

Using Technology to Deliver Educational Services to Children and Youth in Environments Affected by Crisis and/or Conflict
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October 3, 2017
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Author: USAID Publication Date: December 2013 Description: The goal of this paper is two-fold: (1) to compile and review illuminating case studies of technology- supported interventions to deliver education services that promote equitable access to children and youth in environments affected by crisis and/or conflict; and (2) to provide recommendations for the design and implementation of […]

Global Mapping of Communication for Development Interventions in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation
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October 3, 2017
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Author: UNICEF Publication Date: March 2013 Description: This mapping examines the use of Communication for Development (C4D) in peacebuilding efforts. It is one of the core activities proposed by UNICEF’s Communication for Development Section to support the multi-year Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme, managed by the Education Section and involving 14 Country Offices. The findings of this […]

Role of Youth in Peace Building via New Media: A Study on Use of New Media by Youth for Peace Building Tasks
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October 3, 2017
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Author: Sumit Narula Publication Date: 2016 Description: The present paper discusses how new media is put to use by the youth. The focal area is how youth is using or not using the variety of new media available, for peace building tasks. The study was conducted with 150 respondents, and aimed to relate the usage of new […]

A Systematic Review of Positive Youth Development Programs in Low and Middle Income Countries
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September 5, 2017
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Author: USAID under YouthPower Learning Publication Date: April 2017 Description: This report presents the results of a rigorous analysis of existing evidence of positive youth development (PYD) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Commissioned by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the YouthPower Learning project, this systematic review aims to document how PYD approaches […]

Measuring Soft Skills and Life Skills in International Youth Development Programs
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September 5, 2017
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Author: USAID under YouthPower Action Publication Date: May 2017 Description: In recent years, as the evidence base on the importance of soft and life skills for fostering positive youth outcomes has grown, international youth development programs have increasingly focused on interventions that develop those skills (also referred to as socio- emotional skills, transferrable skills, non-cognitive skills, […]

Key Soft Skills for Cross-Sectoral Youth Outcomes
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September 5, 2017
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Author: USAID under YouthPower Action Publication Date: November 2016 Description: Despite growing interest in this topic, however, there is no clear consensus about which soft skills are likely to produce the greatest benefit to youth and to what extent these skills are similar or different across key outcome areas. This report aims to identify the core […]

Mapping a Sector: Bridging the Evidence Gap on Youth-Driven Peacebuilding
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September 5, 2017
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Author: The United Network of Young (UNOY) Peacebuilders, Search for Common Ground (SFCG) Publication Date: 2017 Description: To gather evidence and recommend effective responses, the United Nations Secretary-General has commissioned a Progress Study at the request of the Security Council. The Global Survey on Youth, Peace and Security was developed in 2016 as a contribution to this study. Its […]

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