In the Middle East, EDC is building teacher capacity and professionalism, an important step toward ensuring that students have access to high-quality educators and teaching methods. We have also helped draft technology implementation plans for ministries of education and led projects to rebuild schools in disrepair.

Our workforce development programs in the region have enabled women and out-of-school youth to learn the skills needed for economic prosperity. Through support for vocational training centers, career counseling, and implementation of our Work Right Now! curricula, EDC is giving more people a viable path to employment.


Resources

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

EDC’s Work Ready Now (WRN) delivers effective work readiness preparation to youth around the world. Based on international standards, WRN helps young people in emerging economies develop the soft skills and work readiness skills needed to succeed in earning a living.

Toolkits

This resource focuses on building high-quality teaching and learning within a distance-based system.

Reports

This monograph examines educational technology initiatives in Lebanon, Jordan, the United Kingdom, and the United States over the past decade and draws lessons that can help nations moving forward with their own national educational technology initiatives. 

Toolkits

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

Fact sheets

Ruwwad is a Palestinian Youth Empowerment Project, implemented by EDC and funded by USAID.

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.

Reports

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

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.

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.