Youth Excel releases global gender and inclusion analysis

Zaira Lainez

Created 03/08/2021



After last year’s launch of the USAID-funded YouthPower Youth Excel program, IREX conducted an intersectional gender analysis of global trends in gender and inclusion data. The Global Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GE)SI) Analysis (summary and full assessment) was conducted through desk research and identifies recommendations on how to inclusively engage youth, partners, and staff in this global, positive youth development project.

This analysis compiled data and identified broad trends in line with Youth Excel’s work in four key domains, drawing from USAID’s YouthPower positive youth development framework and relevant cross-cutting themes:

  • Enabling environment: Does the environment encourage and recognize youth, as well as support healthy, productive, and engaged youth?
  • Youth agency and contribution: Do youth use a positive self-identity to plan and persevere, and are youth engaged?
  • Youth assets: Are youth building the resources, skills, and competencies that they need to achieve their desired outcomes?
  • Cross-cutting themes: Implementation research, development cooperation, and COVID-19.

To read the full report, click here. 

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