With a wave of investment transforming Africa’s educational, economic, and physical infrastructure, a bright future lies ahead for the continent’s 1 billion people. But realizing this promise will require innovative solutions to some persistent challenges, including conflict, illiteracy, and health crises.
EDC is committed to improving the lives of people across Africa. Our programs build entrepreneurship and economic opportunity, support ambitious education reform efforts, and develop solutions to pervasive public health issues, including HIV/AIDS. Across all of our work, we consult regional partners to create meaningful, effective programs that are informed by local contexts and are designed to be sustainable long into the future.
These free online training courses are designed to help entrepreneurs learn what they need to know to establish and grow a business. Users learn at their own pace in their own time.
This report analyzes survey data from 200 participants in USAID-funded, EDC-implemented youth programs in North East Kenya and Honduras.
This report summarizes the results of a small-scale evaluation EDC conducted in collaboration with Mali’s Ministry of National Education to examine the effectiveness of a balanced literacy approach.
This evaluation of the Harnessing Youth Volunteers as Literacy Leaders (HYVALL) project in Senegal explores the potential links between specific elements of the intervention and student reading gains.
Young people around the world are landing jobs and founding businesses thanks to EDC’s workforce preparation programs. Phoebe Iragena, a young woman from Rwanda, is just one participant who is making use of her new skills. She recently opened her own clothing shop in Kigali.
EDC conducted a research study in the Democratic Republic of Congo to test the effects of teacher knowledge and practice on student learning.
This report captures the results of a retrospective study implemented by the team for the Akazi Kanoze Accelerated Learning Program in Rwanda.
This qualitatitive study was designed to evaluate the employment and livelihoods status of several groups of participants in the Akazi Kanoze Youth Livelihoods Project after their graduation.
This collection of stories highlights the success of youth who participated in the USAID Huguka Dukore Akazi Kanoze project in Rwanda.
This report details the key accomplishments and highlights of the USAID Mali Out-of-School Youth Project (PAJE- Nièta).