YouthBuild International (YBI) and its partners are currently managing three distinct phases of program development and growth across the global network of YouthBuild implementers.
Second Stage Expansion sites have run pilot programs and are taking the model to the next level of scale within their countries with government, private sector support, and global NGOs and institutions. As of 2016, YBI is currently running second stage implementation/expansion programs in 11 countries.
Pilot Implementation sites have completed a planning phase and have launched adapted YouthBuild programs in their local communities. YouthBuild International is running pilot stage programs in 10 countries.
Planning sites are locations where in-country leaders are either in the process of assessing the viability of bringing the YouthBuild model to their country context, or are developing full implementation plans for the first YouthBuild pilot programs. The current Planning Sites are Nepal, Poland, Paraguay, Uganda, Nigeria, Cabo Verde, India, Argentina, Colombia, Belize, Hong Kong, Chile, United Kingdom, Guyana, St. Kitts & Nevis, and St. Lucia.