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YouthPower Implementation IDIQ

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Banyan Global is the only small business holder of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) YouthPower Implementation IDIQ. This IDIQ focuses on the design and implementation of positive youth development programming and policies, capacity strengthening of youth-serving organizations and institutions including governmental and civil society organization (CSOs), and support of youth engagement within development. YouthPower Implementation supports the implementation of the 2012 USAID Youth in Development Policy. The Policy’s goal is to improve the capacities and enable the aspirations of youth so they can contribute to and benefit from more stable, democratic and prosperous communities and nations. The Policy’s objectives are to:

  • Strengthen youth programming, participation and partnership in support of Agency development objectives.
  • Mainstream and integrate youth issues and engage young people across Agency initiatives and operations.

USAID’s Youth in Development Policy further stresses seven guiding principles which are deemed as essential to positive youth development programming. These include: (1) recognizing youth participation as vital for effective programs; (2) investing in assets that build youth resilience; (3) accounting for youth difference and commonalities; (4) creating second chance opportunities; (5) involving and supporting mentors, families, and communities; (6) pursuing gender equality; and (7) embracing innovation and technology by and for youth.