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 summarizes the findings of an entrepreneurship study conducted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Huguka Dukore Akazi Kanoze (HD

Reports

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

Reports

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

Toolkits

This program guide offers a resource for development specialists initiating or strengthening integrated literacy programs for youth aged 15 to 24 who are not involved informal education.

White papers

This case study is one of the Sustainable Finance Initiative’s seven rapid country case studies studying the state of school meals programs.

Fact sheets
The Sustainable Financing Initiative (SFI) for School Health and Nutrition is one of the five initiatives under the School Meals Coalition (SMC).
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 paper explores the potential of interactive audio instruction (IAI) as a cost-effective strategy for improving the resiliency of education systems.

This 2-page results document highlights Sudan Radio Service (SRS), which provides access to balanced and useful information through accurate nonpartisan news, information, and education programs, increasing the participation of South Sudanese in the civic life of their new nation.