From afterschool programs in New York City to rural villages in Africa, out-of-school time (OST) and nonformal learning can be lifelines in areas hit hard by poverty, crime, and violence. We design, study, and scale up interventions that strengthen these lifelines, supporting success in school and sparking interest in careers.
We work with industry- and foundation-funded programs to help set direction and with federal and state agencies to inform OST policymaking. Our evaluations help refine promising programs through both formative data and summative reports. Around the world, we build local capacity and draw on the strategic use of technology to develop, implement, and evaluate programs that deliver core literacy and life skills.
Building an Inclusive Economy
In Rwanda, youth with disabilities face many challenges, but one program is helping them find their place in the country’s workforce.
New Entrepreneurs Launched in Rwanda
EDC’s workforce development efforts in Rwanda are helping young people build the skills for work.
With Books, Hope Comes to War-Torn Marawi
For communities in the Philippines affected by months of conflict, book drives are one tangible step to recovery.
How Can We Turn Youth Away from a Violent Future?
Violent extremism is threatening communities around the world. How can we help young people reject these messages of hate?
Working Up to Success
A work-readiness program that reaches 21,000 Rwandan students each year is helping youth across the country chart a new course for the future.
Bridging the Skills Gap for Youth
Employers in sub-Saharan Africa say they can teach job skills, but what they need are employees with soft skills. What are these skills, and how can young people get them?
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.
This guide provides a conceptual framework, instruments, and tools for designing and implementing youth assessments in developing countries.
This study evaluated the work of the Akazi Kanoze (AK) Youth Livelihoods Project in Rwanda to support youth entrepreneurs. The report presents findings on the effectiveness of AK’s Entrepreneurshi
This report details the work of the Akazi Kanoze (AK) Youth Livelihoods Project, which was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and implemented by EDC.
This brief describes how EDC works with multi-sector partners to pioneer new ways to harness the power of digital tools to support families and enhance early teaching, learning, and health promotion.
This report details the work of EDC’s Proyecto METAS to improve education for employment, learning, and success in Honduras. Specific challenges to program implementation are discussed, as are innovative solutions.
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.
Written for program directors, program managers, educators, and others responsible for developing and implementing STEM programs in schools and community-based organizations, this guide seeks to re
This collection of stories highlights the success of youth who participated in the USAID Huguka Dukore Akazi Kanoze project in Rwanda.
This report presents findings from a study that EDC conducted for the Massachusetts Departments of Early Education and Care and of Elementary and Secondary Education.