From the President

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Economists, who rarely see eye to eye on anything, do agree on one point—education is the one lever that can lift people out of poverty.

And at EDC, we concur.

Like Archimedes, who once asserted that with a long enough lever he would be able to move the earth, we apply what we know about education to build the greatest lever we can to move people and communities around the world to a higher standard of living.

Using education to empower people to live healthy, productive lives is at the very core of EDC’s work. Taking interventions that research has shown to be successful, developing them into programs, and partnering with governments, schools, and practitioners to implement these programs is a hallmark of our method.

We take what works and make it real.

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