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.

Resources

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

Reports

This report examines four approaches to technical and vocational education and training (TVET) employed by USAID between 2007 and 2012.

Fact sheets

This 2-page results document highlights the successes of the Bangladesh Youth Employment Pilot, which prepares young men and women for work, particularly in Bangladesh's traditional prawn farming industry.

Reports

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

Reports

The Decentralized Basic Education Program-Objective 2 (DBE 2) is improving the quality of teaching and learning for almost 15,000 teachers and over 230,000 students in Indonesia. This Annual Report Summary illuminates impact data and highlights the stories of some of those touched by the program.

Websites

The MekongSkills2Work website is an interactive network of job seekers, employers, universities, and training institutions in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Fact sheets

EDC’s Work Ready Now (WRN) delivers effective work readiness preparation to youth around the world. Based on international standards, WRN helps young people in emerging economies develop the soft skills and work readiness skills needed to succeed in earning a living.

Studies

This study provides policy makers and program planners interested in youth service programs in developing countries with a history of the evolution of youth service in different regions.

Toolkits

This guide provides an overview of IRI as a methodology, and discusses its feasibility and applicability in a range of contexts.

White papers

This study examines the effects of EDC’s interactive radio instruction (IRI) programming on student learning outcomes in classrooms in India, documenting the significant positive effects of the structured support for instructional improvement that IRI provides.