Youth Programmatic Inventory

The Youth Programmatic Inventory is partly funded by the Government of Jamaica with additional support from the Inter-American Development Bank ‘IDB’. This inventory exercise will culminate in the development and implementation of an Electronic Data-base that is interactive and user friendly. The Database will document the programmes, services, as well as the implementation and management of these initiatives provided by youth serving entities. In addition, a Gap Analysis of these programmes will be done. It is expected that at the end of this assignment, the NCYD will be better able to determine the types, quality and relevance of programmes, being offered to the nation’s youth.

In addition to documenting the programmes, the Electronic Youth Programmatic Inventory (EYPI) will facilitate increased coordination, foster greater synergies and eliminate duplication of effort among youth organizations and programmes across the country.

The YPI should provide data on, but not limited to, the following:

  • Existing directories of youth programmes
  • Organizations which deliver youth programmes and their active programmes
  • Specific information on youth groups:
    • Name
    • Contact Information
    • Classification (government, private or NGO)
    • Mission
  • Specific information on the programmes offered:
    • The objective
    • The targeted sector
    • A description of the conceptual framework that supports the programme
    • The strategy (components, execution mechanism etc.)
    • Beneficiaries (characteristics, number, gender, status i.e. attached or unattached) etc.)
    • Targeting criteria for beneficiaries
    • Personnel working directly in the programme(s) (number of staff members, volunteers, number of personnel trained in youth work)Geographical coverage
    • Programme or project identification, development, implementation and management process
    • Results of programmes/impact (if documented)
    • Start and finish date (if any)
    • Costs and sources of funding
  • Information on the monitoring and evaluation of youth programmes:
    • Indicators for M&E developed for programmes and services
    • Frequency of M&E conducted by organizations
    • Types of M&E activities undertaken by organizations
    • Reporting of results of M&E programmes
    • Utilization of M&E results in programme delivery
  • Communication process (internal & external), programmes and tools used by organizations
  • Type of records management used by organization and status of records