With a wave of investment transforming Africa’s educational, economic, and physical infrastructure, a bright future lies ahead for the continent’s 1 billion people. But realizing this promise will require innovative solutions to some persistent challenges, including conflict, illiteracy, and health crises.

EDC is committed to improving the lives of people across Africa. Our programs build entrepreneurship and economic opportunity, support ambitious education reform efforts, and develop solutions to pervasive public health issues, including HIV/AIDS. Across all of our work, we consult regional partners to create meaningful, effective programs that are informed by local contexts and are designed to be sustainable long into the future.


Projects

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on Africa. To see more, visit our Resources section.
Reports

This factsheet provides an overview of some of EDC’s work to strengthen P-3 programs and systems to foster dual-language proficiency and improve outcomes for young dual-language learners.

Toolkits

Interactive audio instruction (IAI) is a distance-learning technology that provides educational services, often to schools and school systems worldwide.

Reports

EDC conducted a research study in the Democratic Republic of Congo to test the effects of teacher knowledge and practice on student learning.

Fact sheets

SSTEP is a three-year program of the Republic of South Sudan Ministry of General Education and Instruction, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Fact sheets

As Zambia’s out-of-school orphan population soared to 800,000 in 2000, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported the creation of the Taonga Market Interactiv

Studies

EQUIP3 assessed the labor markets and consulted with numerous stakeholders in Kenya and Rwanda to identify viable youth livelihood opportunities in three sectors: information and communications technology (ICT), agriculture, and health.

Reports

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.

Reports

This report shows the results of EQUIP3’s efforts and demonstrates that certain approaches to positively engaging and supporting youth work better than others.

Reports

This report details the key accomplishments and highlights of the USAID Mali Out-of-School Youth Project (PAJE- Nièta).

Reports

This program note presents summary findings of an evaluation study of the global Hewlett-Packard Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) program, conducted in China, India, Kenya, Nigeria,