With one quarter of the population between the ages of 10 and 24, the demand in Southeast Asia for education and economic opportunity is greater than ever. EDC’s efforts in Indonesia, the Philippines, and the Lower Mekong to create meaningful opportunities for youth by aligning public, private, education, and industry partners have been successful, reaching hundreds of thousands of young people.
EDC is also improving elementary and basic education for younger children though high-quality literacy programs, teacher professional development, and policy implementation. And we are fighting drug abuse and HIV/AIDS through programs that help people develop the knowledge and behaviors they need to chart a long, healthy future.
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.
This guide provides a conceptual framework, instruments, and tools for designing and implementing youth assessments in developing countries.
This toolkit provides program designers with information on how to develop and implement effective early childhood interactive audio instruction (IAI) programs in a range of settings.
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.
The USAID/Philippines, through its Basa Pilipinas program has reached over 1.8 million students from kindergarten to Grade 3, trained over 19,000 teachers and school heads, and provided over 10 mil
This report examines the challenges and successes of USAID Philippines’ Mindanao Youth for Development (MYDev) program in partnering with the private sector.
This report details the results of an impact study that was conducted to better understand the contributions of the Mindanao Youth Development (MYDev) project to improving skills and outcomes for o
The MekongSkills2Work website is an interactive network of job seekers, employers, universities, and training institutions in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Drawing on its extensive work in fragile environments, EDC developed this set of case studies that chronicles best practices, lessons learned, and stories of success.
This factsheet describes the work of the USAID-Lower Mekong Initiative Conecting the Mekong through Education and Training (USAID-LMI COMET) project to narrow the devleopment gap in Southeast Asia throught the MekongSkills2WorkNetwork.