EDC develops practitioner-informed professional development and resources that build professional and organizational capacities. We engage educators, health providers, and community agency staff in communities of practice that reflect current findings on effective strategies to support adult learning and systems improvements.

We develop and deliver training and technical assistance to frontline staff in classrooms, clinics, and communities that support their use of evidence-based practices to enhance services. We also build policymakers’ capacity to collect, analyze, and use data to guide decision-making.

Learn about EDC’s work to strengthen early childhood interventions with Continuous Quality Improvement.

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Resources

Here are a few of our resources on capacity building for individuals, organizations, and systems. To see more, visit our Resources section.

Toolkits

This document provides practitioners with a five-session coaching series on how to use the social and emotional learning (SEL) research literature to identify evidence-based SEL interventions to im

Toolkits

This guide is designed to assist emergency department (ED) health care professionals with decisions about the care of patients at risk of suicide.

Curricula

EDC and the Massachusetts Community Colleges & Workforce Development Transformation Agenda (MCCWDTA) are working to transform developmental and adult basic education.

Resource libraries

This resource library contains an array of practice briefs, videos, webinars, and curated resource links to help mental health professionals better address the needs of individuals affected by HIV.

Toolkits

This guidebook and toolkit shares one of EDC’s approaches to continuous improvement and provides case studies, templates, exercises, tips, and highlights to help you use the process.

Fact sheets

The Package for Improving Education Quality (PIEQ) project aims to improve French and math learning in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Through collaboration with DRC's National Ministry of Education (MNE), PIEQ builds the capacity of teachers, schools, and communities in three Congolese provinces to increase student learning by improving teaching and the school environment.

Reports

This paper explores how the Government of Mali, with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development and Education Development Center, Inc., used innovative tools and methods (including georeferencing, mapping, and school/village surveys) to better understand the twin challenges posed by home-school distance and inefficient teacher distribution in rural communities and why Mali chose an old-school solution: one-room, multi-grade schools equipped with trained teachers and appropriate materials.

Books

Developed as part of the Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI) and published by the American Mathematical Society, the IAS/PCMI–The Teacher Program Series includes three professional development b

Studies

A participatory research with youth and communities in Southern Philippines

Reports

This report builds on the DeliverEd research in Ghana, Pakistan, Jordan, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania that sheds light on the effectiveness of delivery approaches for improving policy implementation. It proposes a framework for policymakers to consider when determining whether and how to launch, learn from, and scale and sustain delivery approaches.