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

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

This study from USAID-funded Honduras Reading Activity (HRA) aimed to answer three key research questions.

Reports

This Employability Study was conducted in Honduras to better understand the characteristics of those youth that are receiving the Career Readiness Certification (CRC) and to what extent youth have

Websites

This website contains information about the Out-of-School Youth Literacy Assessment (OLA), a reading assessment administered one-on-one to youth and adults that was developed by EDC.

White papers

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

Reports

These three stories highlight recent successes from the Honduras Reading Activity (HRA). HRA builds a stronger bond between families and their schools to strengthen community resilience and cohesion, retain children in school, and reduce irregular migration.

Reports

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

Toolkits

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

Studies

This study was designed to gain a deep understanding of the skills that youth, employers, and educators think are important for education and employment.