Many YouthBuild programs operate in locations experiencing high levels
of poverty, crime and violence, forced migration, or recovery from
conflicts and natural disasters.
1.3 billion young people live in the world today. Approximately 90% of these youth live in developing countries.
500 million young people live on less than $2 a day.
Globally there are 267 million young people who are not in employment, education, or training.
Young people comprise 40% of the 80 million people worldwide who are displaced by conflict, violence or natural disasters.
YouthBuild International supports 56 programs in 17 countries, and its country-based implementing and learning partners comprise the YouthBuild International Network.
YouthBuild International Network partners use the 3L Framework, a common program framework to guide the adaptation and implementation of YouthBuild programs and interventions that focuses on livelihoods, learning, and leadership.