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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.

222 Projects found
Nearly 40 percent of Rwanda’s population is between the ages of 14-35. Every year there are over 200,000 learners who enter upper secondary school and over 90,000 who enter technical and vocational...
Rwanda’s goal of building a technology-driven economy depends on the availability of a young, literate, and entrepreneurial workforce. But demand is currently outpacing supply as too many young...
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...
South Sudan is the youngest country in the world, in terms of its independence and its population, of which an estimated 72% are under 30 years old. Protracted crises, including conflict and climate-...
Egypt’s K–12 education system is enormous, with more than 50,000 schools, 20 million students, and over 1.5 million teachers and administrators. For years, it ranked near the bottom of numerous...
Negative perceptions of disability often lead to marginalization and exclusion of persons with disability from society, including the education and employment sectors. In Rwanda, as in many other...
As Liberia approaches the milestone of two decades since the end of a devastating civil war, the country continues to rebuild and move toward a prosperous future. However, after 14 years of civil...
While rates of HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are relatively low at 1% (UNAIDS, 2015), prevalence in population centers and along economic corridors has remained a consistent concern...
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...
Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, has a relatively stable economy that the World Bank expects will grow at 5.3 percent per year until 2020. However, with a population growth rate...
Children and youth make up more than 75 percent of Uganda’s population. Among them, vulnerable youth—particularly adolescent girls and young women, children with disabilities, orphans, and those...
EDC and its partners understand that Jamaican youth from at-risk communities are striving to move against an often negative tide of inequity, isolation, and stigma. There is a lack of coordinated...
Despite the high levels of tertiary education in Lebanon, the supply of highly skilled workers is not keeping up with employer demand. To increase their productivity and competitiveness, Lebanese...
Business is booming in Asia’s Lower Mekong region, and young people with strong technical, work readiness, and industrial skills are in high demand. However, local labor assessments have shown that...
Individuals in low- and middle-income countries are vulnerable to experiencing mental health problems due to factors such as poverty, domestic abuse, violence, HIV/AIDS, food insecurity, chronic...