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.
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

Reports

This report summarizes the results of the Time to Learn project in Zambia, which was funded by the U.S.

Websites

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.

Websites

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.

Reports

This factsheet describes the development and implementation of the Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC), which was included as part of the Akazi Kanoze 2 (AK2) Project, a youth work-readiness program

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.

Fact sheets

Through WRN Workplace, work-based learning is integrated into EDC’s Work Ready Now program to make learning come alive outside of the classroom.

Reports

This report summarizes the lessons from a fairly small-scale effort to adapt a very successful U.S.-based model for service-learning to the challenging circumstances of South Africa.

Reports

This infographic shows the results of an evaluation of the Akazi Kanoze 2 Project in Rwanda.

Reports

This study was designed primarily to measure learning gains among Standard One-level treatment beneficiaries of the Radio Instruction to Strengthen Education project in Zanzibar.