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.

Websites

Based on a popular smartphone app created by the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, the Web-based PTSD Coach Online offers 17 different evidence-informed tools to help individ

Toolkits

This online toolkit provides specific guidance for applying SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework to the prevention of opioid misuse and overdoses.

Studies

This case study from Rwanda explores the key components that drive improvements in youth skills and employment—equitably and at scale.

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.

White papers

This policy brief is the first of a series from the Sustainable Financing Initiative of the School Meals Coalition.

Books

This special issue provides concrete tools and strategies for identifying and responding to elder mistreatment in a variety of settings.

Reports

This questionnaire was developed by EDC, with funding from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, for schools and districts to support student-centered learning (SCL) approaches.

White papers

Seven tips to help teachers successfully engage students—including students with disabilities—in remote mathematics learning. Includes suggested projects and links to related resources.

Reports

This guide provides a conceptual framework, instruments, and tools for designing and implementing youth assessments in developing countries.

Websites

Through engaging activities, reflections, and videotaped interviews with prevention leaders, this award-winning online course explores the range of factors associated with opioid overdose and promising strategies to address it.