In collaboration with education and industry partners across Latin America and the Caribbean, EDC creates basic education and workforce development programs that are relevant and tailored to respond to community needs.

Our basic education programs use interactive audio instruction—a concept we pioneered—to reach learners in settings that are both remote and lacking in necessary resources. Our workforce development programs prepare young people for available market opportunities, and we design and implement evidence-based interventions to offer young people a new, more positive course.


Resources

Here are a few of our resources on Latin America and the Caribbean. To see more, visit our Resources section.
Reports

This report analyzes survey data from 200 participants in USAID-funded, EDC-implemented youth programs in North East Kenya and Honduras.

White papers

This article explores the effects of EDC’s Tikichuela early childhood mathematics initiative, developed with the government of Paraguay.

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.

Reports

Technology has proven to be one of the missing links in order to guarantee educational and workforce improvement in developing countries.

This 2-page document summarizes the impact of IDEJEN, the Haitian Out-of-School Youth Livelihood Initiative, which addresses the education and livelihood needs of youth ages 15-24 with little or no primary education.

Reports

Drawing on its extensive work in fragile environments, EDC developed this set of case studies that chronicles best practices, lessons learned, and stories of success.

White papers

This case study is one of the Sustainable Finance Initiative’s seven rapid country case studies studying the state of school meals programs.

Websites

English for Latin America (ELA) is an interactive audio instruction program created by EDC for use in schools in Latin America.

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.

Fact sheets

As part of EDC’s Work Ready Now (WRN) program, WRN Biz builds youths’ core skills in business planning, business start-up, and ongoing business management.