Our Approach

Participatory Development

YTS takes a participatory approach to development, engaging with a wide range of stakeholders. Our regional development strategy is working to improve policy and linkages between our 33 target villages and the government agencies responsible for provision of services such as infrastructure, water, health and education.

The Golden Triangle

YTS draws on participatory research and interpersonal communication as part of its quest to collaborate with all stakeholder groups, in order to strengthen their capacity to jointly manage the process of regional development. The key foundation of our approach has been building working relationships between the government, the local people and the private sector, we call this ‘The Golden Triangle’.

Theory of Change

The YTS Theory of Change (ToC) reflects the impact pathways of intended ‘behaviour change’ for the targeted actors in key areas, as the result of the strategic program interventions that are implemented in each area. The ToC became the core reference for all programs in YTS in 2021, following the development of KSK’s Community Development Program Plan in 2020, as required by the government.

Capacity Building

Capacity building is a core activity of all YTS programs. YTS conducts various forms of capacity building with local government, at the village, district and regency levels. As a second measure, YTS also provides technical support to community members for key village livelihood activities. In previous years, this has included support for agricultural pursuits such as rubber production, horticulture, chicken, pig and fish rearing.