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.
This online tool provides guidance for applying the Strategic Prevention Framework process to the prevention of alcohol misuse and abuse.
This report examines the challenges and successes of USAID Philippines’ Mindanao Youth for Development (MYDev) program in partnering with the private sector.
This toolkit provides brief summaries of prevention strategies and associated programs that have been evaluated to determine their effects on non-medical use of prescription drugs, including an overview of the relevant literature, descriptions of individual studies, and guidelines for using this information to inform prevention planning efforts.
This report describes the results of a randomized controlled study of the Akazi Kanoze 2 workforce development program. The study, which involved more than 1,500 young people during Year 1 of the three-year program, showed the participants were 8 percent more likely to land jobs than youth who did not participate. In addition, the study also showed increased work readiness and increased confidence in job-seeking.
This brief provides schools and districts with an overview of a matched-comparison group design and describes how they can use this research method to answer questions about the impacts of educational programs.
Written for program directors, program managers, educators, and others responsible for developing and implementing STEM programs in schools and community-based organizations, this guide seeks to re
This resource library contains reports, analyses, surveys, and fact sheets developed as part of EDC’s administration of the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey from 2006 to 2014.
This brief describes the importance of expanding access to computer science (CS) learning and details EDC’s work to ensure all students have high-quality CS educations.
This evaluation of the Harnessing Youth Volunteers as Literacy Leaders (HYVALL) project in Senegal explores the potential links between specific elements of the intervention and student reading gains.
The report covers the results of a study that was done of the Akazi Kanoze Youth Livelihoods Project partner organizations.