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.
Reports

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

Reports

This report examines four approaches to technical and vocational education and training (TVET) employed by USAID between 2007 and 2012.

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.

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.

Reports

This factsheet describes the work of the USAID-Lower Mekong Initiative Conecting the Mekong through Education and Training (USAID-LMI COMET) project to narrow the devleopment gap in Southeast Asia throught the MekongSkills2WorkNetwork.

Reports

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

Reports

This program note summarizes key gender issues in livelihoods and workforce development programs and discusses EQUIP3's approach to addressing gender, using examples from specific EQUIP3 youth projects to illustrate lessons learned.

Toolkits

This program guide offers a resource for development specialists initiating or strengthening integrated literacy programs for youth aged 15 to 24 who are not involved informal education.

Fact sheets

Through WRN Workplace, work-based learning is integrated into EDC’s Work Ready Now program to make learning come alive outside of the classroom.

Studies

Over twelve months in 2018-2019, the Accelerating Work Achievement and Readiness for Employment 2 (AWARE 2) project, funded by J.P.