With one quarter of the population between the ages of 10 and 24, the demand in Southeast Asia for education and economic opportunity is greater than ever. EDC’s efforts in Indonesia, the Philippines, and the Lower Mekong to create meaningful opportunities for youth by aligning public, private, education, and industry partners have been successful, reaching hundreds of thousands of young people.

EDC is also improving elementary and basic education for younger children though high-quality literacy programs, teacher professional development, and policy implementation. And we are fighting drug abuse and HIV/AIDS through programs that help people develop the knowledge and behaviors they need to chart a long, healthy future.

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on Asia. To see more, visit our Resources section.
Studies

This study provides policy makers and program planners interested in youth service programs in developing countries with a history of the evolution of youth service in different regions.

Reports

This report examines the challenges and successes of USAID Philippines’ Mindanao Youth for Development (MYDev) program in partnering with the private sector.

Minority Education for Growth and Advancement–Skills for Youth (MEGA-SkY) was supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and implemented by EDC in collaboration with International Youth Foundation (IYF).

Reports

In this midterm evaluation of the Basa Pilipinas project in the Philippines, EDC tracked and measured changes in student reading performance.

Toolkits

This toolkit provides program designers with information on how to develop and implement effective early childhood interactive audio instruction (IAI) programs in a range of settings.

Reports

The Decentralized Basic Education Program-Objective 2 (DBE 2) is improving the quality of teaching and learning for almost 15,000 teachers and over 230,000 students in Indonesia. This Annual Report Summary illuminates impact data and highlights the stories of some of those touched by the program.

Toolkits

This guide provides an overview of IRI as a methodology, and discusses its feasibility and applicability in a range of contexts.

Websites

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.

Toolkits

Interactive audio instruction (IAI) is a distance-learning technology that provides educational services, often to schools and school systems worldwide.

Fact sheets

This 2-page results document highlights the successes of the Bangladesh Youth Employment Pilot, which prepares young men and women for work, particularly in Bangladesh's traditional prawn farming industry.