Who We Are
EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives.
EDC is committed to education that builds knowledge and skill, makes possible a deeper understanding of the world, and engages learners as active, problem-solving participants. While the issues we address are diverse, all that we do is united by our conviction that learning is the liberating force in human development.
EDC currently employs 1,350 staff in the United States and around the world, including teachers, health and social science professionals, mathematicians, professional development experts, scientists, researchers, and management and technology specialists.
What We Do
EDC conducts 250 projects in 30 countries, from seed projects to large-scale national and international initiatives. We develop programs in partnership with the people who will use them and balance their diverse viewpoints and expertise. Visit our interactive timeline to explore some of our landmark projects from the past five decades.
We address such topics as early learning, basic education, literacy, health, leadership development, STEM, and workforce development.
Our services include:
- Policy development
- Program implementation and management
- Resource development
EDC is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization.