About this project library

EDC collaborates with public and private partners to create, deliver, and evaluate programs, services, and products in 22 countries around the world. This library contains profiles of our current work and initiatives.

53 Projects found
Big data is changing industries—including health care, journalism, science, and manufacturing—at breakneck speed, and these rapid changes are challenging the U.S. education system to keep pace. How...
In the Philippines, as many as 3 million youth aged 16–24 are not in school , are not gainfully employed, and have not finished college or postsecondary education. While the Philippine government has...
With a youth unemployment rate of 62 percent, Bosnia and Herzegovina has struggled to extend economic opportunity to all who are entering the labor market. The country’s small and medium-size...
An improving economy in Ethiopia has given many youth hope that the next decade will be one of increased prosperity. Helping these young people find productive, income-generating opportunities will...
Rebuilding peace and prosperity in Honduras will require partners from all parts of the country. Most importantly, it must include young people, whose lives have been disproportionately affected by...
Research is critical to finding out what works in education, but it takes collaboration with the real changemakers—policymakers, administrators, and teachers—to improve student outcomes. This...
In the United States, about 32 million adults lack a high school degree or equivalent. Adults with low levels of academic attainment or low basic skills face barriers to full economic or civic...
In Guyana, poverty and a lack of positive options have trapped many young people in a cycle of unemployment, crime, or prison. But what happens when youth, many of whom have been incarcerated for...
The U.S. lacks an effective approach to providing education—particularly STEM education—in prisons. It is possible to make STEM career and college study programs common, accessible, and rigorous in...
A decade removed from political conflict, Liberians are optimistic that peace and prosperity lie ahead. But the country’s two civil wars have left a gap in the education sector, resulting in a “lost...
Of the 67 million primary-school-aged children around the world who do not attend school, 40 million live in countries affected by armed conflict. Millions more have had their education disrupted by...
Niger faces many challenges that threaten food and nutrition security and resilience. Farmers have little access to advances in agricultural practices and technologies to fight the effects of climate...
While Rwanda is on track to achieve its goals of economic growth, education for young adults is lagging behind. With many unable to complete middle school, young adults aged 16–30 need training in...
Jordan’s economy has been significantly impacted by geopolitical developments in the region, the global financial crises, and expensive energy due to its location and scarce natural resources, all...
For decades, protracted conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have forcibly displaced more than 6 million people, destroyed community networks, and reinforced barriers to basic...