EDC’s evaluators work with project teams and partners to design and conduct independent evaluations of federal, state, and community initiatives, inform product development, monitor progress, and document outcomes.

We are skilled at using the appropriate set of multi-method qualitative and quantitative strategies to address the most pertinent and pressing questions, whether we are evaluating a pilot program or assessing a new intervention. We also provide specialized technical assistance to support local evaluators, community organizations, and agencies so they can document, improve, and sustain their services.

Working in schools, clinics, or communities, we understand the importance of involving the communities and audiences we serve in framing and contributing to our evaluation activities.

Learn about EDC’s work to strengthen early childhood interventions with Continuous Quality Improvement.

Resources

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

This report captures the accomplishments of USAID’s Mindanao Youth for Development (MYDev) Program, implemented by EDC.

Reports

This is the executive summary for the report that describes the results of a randomized controlled study of the Akazi Kanoze 2 workforce development program.

Studies

This study examined the impact of an orientation on course completion rates for high school students taking a supplemental online course for the first time.

Reports

The USAID-funded Literacy, Language and Learning Initiative (L3) Community Libraries (CLs) aims to put books in the hands of children, parents and community members.

Reports

This report looks at the sustained effect of EDC’s Zanzibar RISE and ZTUR programs for children and teachers, including institutionalization and expansion by the government of Zanzibar and a sustained learning advantage for children who participated in the programs.

White papers

This study examines the role of college-based transition services in the self-determination of youth with intellectual disabilities and autism.

Reports

This report captures the results of a retrospective study implemented by the team for the Akazi Kanoze Accelerated Learning Program in Rwanda.

Reports

This program note presents summary findings of an evaluation study of the global Hewlett-Packard Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) program, conducted in China, India, Kenya, Nigeria,

Studies

Measuring soft skills is challenging. How can one develop a reliable assessment that can be adapted across global contexts?

Reports

This report summarizes the results of a small-scale evaluation EDC conducted in collaboration with Mali’s Ministry of National Education to examine the effectiveness of a balanced literacy approach.