EDC develops practitioner-informed professional development and resources that build professional and organizational capacities. We engage educators, health providers, and community agency staff in communities of practice that reflect current findings on effective strategies to support adult learning and systems improvements.

We develop and deliver training and technical assistance to frontline staff in classrooms, clinics, and communities that support their use of evidence-based practices to enhance services. We also build policymakers’ capacity to collect, analyze, and use data to guide decision-making.

Learn about EDC’s work to strengthen early childhood interventions with Continuous Quality Improvement.

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Resources

Here are a few of our resources on capacity building for individuals, organizations, and systems. To see more, visit our Resources section.

Curricula

These stories were developed through the support of USAID’s Core Education Skills for Liberian Youth (CESLY) program.

Reports

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.

South Sudan Interactive Radio Instruction (SSIRI), funded by the United States Agency for International Development and working with the Ministry of Education, uses radio-based learning and other technologies to deliver high-quality education programs to children, youth, and adults in South Sudan.

Books

Developed as part of the Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI) and published by the American Mathematical Society, the IAS/PCMI–The Teacher Program Series includes three professional development b

Reports

This paper explores how the Government of Mali, with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development and Education Development Center, Inc., used innovative tools and methods (including georeferencing, mapping, and school/village surveys) to better understand the twin challenges posed by home-school distance and inefficient teacher distribution in rural communities and why Mali chose an old-school solution: one-room, multi-grade schools equipped with trained teachers and appropriate materials.

Reports

Using data collected in Massachusetts, this study examines the relationships between schoolwide instructional observation scores and schoolwide student academic achievement and growth in state-desi

Reports

Honduran youths have the ability to generate strategies that can solve problems in the national context.

Studies

This study provides policy makers and program planners interested in youth service programs in developing countries with a history of the evolution of youth service in different regions.

Reports

This study examines the expenditure-to-performance ratio, a measure that can be used to examine school districts’ use of resources as a proxy measure of efficiency.

Toolkits

This guide provides an overview of IRI as a methodology, and discusses its feasibility and applicability in a range of contexts.