With one quarter of the population between the ages of 10 and 24, the demand in Southeast Asia for education and economic opportunity is greater than ever. EDC’s efforts in Indonesia, the Philippines, and the Lower Mekong to create meaningful opportunities for youth by aligning public, private, education, and industry partners have been successful, reaching hundreds of thousands of young people.

EDC is also improving elementary and basic education for younger children though high-quality literacy programs, teacher professional development, and policy implementation. And we are fighting drug abuse and HIV/AIDS through programs that help people develop the knowledge and behaviors they need to chart a long, healthy future.

Experts

Brenda Bell
Senior International Technical Advisor
Mary Burns
Senior Learning Technologist
Erik Butler
Distinguished Scholar
Bettina Dembek
Senior International Technical Advisor
Lynne Hill
Senior International Technical Advisor
Cornelia Janke
Senior International Technical Advisor
Elizabeth Miller Pittman
International Curriculum and Training Specialist
Simon Richmond
Project Director | Applied Technology Specialist
Susan Ross
International Development Specialist
Lisa Hartenberger Toby
Senior International Technical Advisor
Jim Vetter
Associate Director

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on Asia. To see more, visit our Resources section.
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The MekongSkills2Work website is an interactive network of job seekers, employers, universities, and training institutions in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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This toolkit provides program designers with information on how to develop and implement effective early childhood interactive audio instruction (IAI) programs in a range of settings.
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In this midterm evaluation of the Basa Pilipinas project in the Philippines, EDC tracked and measured changes in student reading performance.

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This website contains information about the Out-of-School Youth Literacy Assessment (OLA), a reading assessment administered one-on-one to youth and adults that was developed by EDC.
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Drawing on its extensive work in fragile environments, EDC developed this set of case studies that chronicles best practices, lessons learned, and stories of success.
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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.

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This report shows the results of EQUIP3’s efforts and demonstrates that certain approaches to positively engaging and supporting youth work better than others.