Reviews a decade of the International Youth Foundation's accomplishments in dozens of countries. Looks at the impact on global youth-serving organizations, evolving structures and strategies, challenges and lessons, and emerging trends.
- The International Youth Foundation (IYF) has learned to seek out independent, national partner organizations that may not operate their own programs but that promote program standards and strengthen effective child and youth programs; work with government, business, and civil society sectors; raise public awareness and influence child and youth public policy; and mobilize resources for children and youth.
- The International Youth Foundation (IYF) has forged multi-sector alliances, bringing together parents, families, NGOs, government, and business. IYF found that it is important to share strong examples of successful tri-sector partnerships in order to build trust.
- An international network and information-sharing capability give International Youth Foundation (IYF) partners a significant Ã¢â‚¬Å“added valueÃ¢â‚¬Â to their work. But the tension between best practices and their adaptability to local needs and contexts remains a significant challenge for all who work in the international youth development field.
- The International Youth Foundation (IYF) has learned to deal with the challenge of dramatic expansion by shift-ing its focus from creating foundation-like organizations (FLOs) to working with existing national organizations.