International Youth Foundation
The International Youth Foundation (IYF) is an independent, international NGO. The site includes information on youth development and youth participation, with a number of downloadable papers and articles.
IYF is based on the premise that throughout the world there are thousands of effective programs and approaches making a profound and lasting difference in young lives. Rather than build new programs from scratch, IYF's mission is to identify programs “that work,” strengthen their impact, and expand their reach so that many more young people may benefit.
All of IYF’s program activity is clustered around four issue areas, which form the core thrust of IYF’s global youth initiatives. These are: Education, Employability, Leadership and Engagement and Health Education and Awareness.