The governance program cuts across areas where YSD works. It promotes citizen and community (women and youth) participation, transparent and accountable public governance, improved public service delivery, and social accountability through productive engagement with government, networking and policy dialogue.
The livelihood program envisages self-sustaining communities by seeking opportunities for young people and women to avail of skills trainings, information and resources for community livelihood projects.
Water and Sanitation :
The water and sanitation program addresses the issues of lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitary toilets, poor quality and water governance, poor garbage disposal and drainage systems in Brahmapur City.
The education program responds to the issues in public formal education particularly poorly performing Anganwadi Center pre-schools and unequal opportunities for girls and poor children to formal education. This program accesses resources to promote Right to Education and provide support to parents and students.
Land and Housing Security :
The land and housing security program is YSD’s answer to the rapid urbanization of Brahmapur that resulted in the growing number of families living in slums. The program links slum communities to government schemes on slum development, facilitates land rights acquisition and promotes better public service delivery in slums.
Environmental Initiative :
To address environment, climate and forest issues, YSD works in the vulnerable areas of environment/climate change like coastal regions, forest regions and also in urban areas in Odisha. With a vision to improve the quality of life of the poor and marginalised people in the most environmentally affected areas