INTRAC is part of a consortium called The Development Alternative, which will co-design alternative ways to do development that are truly led by young people and communities.

The Development Alternative will support youth-centered and youth-led civil society organisations in the global south to design approaches that ensure young people and their communities define, own and lead solutions to the problems they face.

We will also work closely with young people and their communities, and youth-led and focused organisations to co-create the strategy, evidence and approaches to an alternative development programme.

The Development Alternative, funded by the UK’s Department for International Development, is being led by Restless Development and coordinated in collaboration with eight partners. The consortium was established in 2018. The programme will be initially tested in three countries and eventually rolled out in a further five countries.

During the co-creation phase, INTRAC will lead the development of the overarching Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system and participate in the design of the programme.