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.
Curricula

These teachers’ guides supplement the Living: Skills for Life, Botswana’s Window of Hope curricula.

Reports

This report analyzes survey data from 200 participants in USAID-funded, EDC-implemented youth programs in North East Kenya and Honduras.

Reports

This study reviews student assessment data collected from 15 EDC projects to determine the impact of interactive radio instruction (IRI) on student achievement in hard-to-reach areas.

Reports

This collection of stories highlights the success of youth who participated in the USAID Huguka Dukore Akazi Kanoze project in Rwanda.

White papers

The success of the Madagascar Ministry of Education’s educational reform package depends in large part on having parents become more involved in their children’s education and take ownership of the

Reports

Report highlights the achievements to date and future plans of the APTE Project.

White papers

This brief outlines EDC’s approach to preventing and responding to school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV).

Reports

EDC’s basic education programs in low-resource contexts support the development of learners who can use language to explain and analyze the world around them and who have the foundational skills to think critically and solve the range of problems they will encounter in school and life.

Studies

This case study from Rwanda explores the key components that drive improvements in youth skills and employment—equitably and at scale.

Reports

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.