Youth Alive adopts the evidence based planning and decision making approach through utilization of data to improve youth programming. We use existing program knowledge & gaps to draw lessons and research results to develop innovative implementation strategies. We also work with partners to conduct youth related research to inform programs.

We are currently piloting a Measuring Skills at Scale: Developing a User-Friendly Work Readiness Skills Assessment among youth aged 15 – 24 years. The purpose of this assessment is to examine the existing soft skills assessment and to assess the developed soft skills assessment tools. This study will enable us make recommendations to the Ministry of Education on the curriculum revisions for secondary schools with the aim of ensuring that young people are made work ready while in school in preparation for employment.