Annie Alcid focuses on evaluating and monitoring youth livelihood and workforce development programs around the world. Her expertise in monitoring and evaluation includes evaluation design and implementation, data collection, data visualization, data analysis, quality assurance, and compliance. She specializes in providing technical assistance to EDC youth projects in challenging and resource-lean environments.

Alcid is deputy chief of party for EDC’s Akazi Kanoze 2 Project, which is headquartered in Kigali, Rwanda. She is also the Learning Agenda Manager of the APTE Senegal Project and the monitoring and evaluation advisor for the Huguka Dukore Project in Rwanda. Prior to joining EDC, Alcid was a research consultant for USAID’s Office of Education and a senior research analyst on a project for the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau. She served in the Peace Corps Turkmenistan from 2008 to 2010 and has worked extensively in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Alcid holds an MA in global human development from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service.

“Project implementation is a learning process. I believe in learning from data and improving a project based off of concrete evidence.”


Workforce Connections Soft Skills Research
Youth Power Learning Measuring Soft Skills Research

Speaking Highlights

Building Local MERL Capacity: An Interactive and Phased Approach to Training Local Youth Serving Organizations

Making Cents International Youth Economic Opportunities Conference
Washington, DC
September 2016

A Randomized Control Trial of Rural Rwandan Youth: Measuring Youth Employment Outcomes in the Akazi Kanoze Project

Uganda Evaluation Week
March 2015

Post-Primary Education in Conflict-Affected Areas

The Brookings Institution
Washington, D.C.
March 2014

Effective Interventions to Increase Access to Post-Primary Education in Conflict-Affected Countries

U.S. Agency for International Development Office of Education
Washington, D.C.
April 2014



“A Measure of Success: What Works in Workforce Development with Rural Youth? A New Impact Evaluation in Rwanda Provides Some Answers”
EDC, March 9, 2015

Blog Posts

In My Opinion—Girl-Driven Solutions in Rwanda
Women for Women International blog, February 9, 2014

Selected Publications

Alcid, A., Kabanda, V., Iradukunda, C. (2016). Akazi Kanoze Monitoring Toolkit. Kigali, Rwanda: Education Development Center.

Alcid, A. (2015). Akazi Kanoze Accelerated Learning Program Retrospective Study. Washington, D.C.: Education Development Center.

Alcid, A. (2014). A randomized controlled trial of Akazi Kanoze youth in rural Rwanda. Washington, DC: Education Development Center.

Alcid, A. (2014). Access barriers to post-primary education in Liberia: A case study. Washington, DC: Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security.

Alcid, A. (2013). Independent women: Why women work outside the home. Washington, DC: Georgetown University, Global Human Development.

Selected Resources


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 report summarizes the lessons learned and methodology developed in establishing work-based learning (WBL) in Rwandan schools.


This final report for the Akazi Kanoze 2 (AK2) project in Rwanda summarizes the project's outcomes and outlines the priorities for sustainability.


This cost analysis study of the Akazi Kanoze 2 work readiness program in Rwanda was carried out from October 2015 to October 2017.