In Eastern Europe, EDC’s approach is rooted in partnership. We team up with local business leaders, policymakers, and technical and vocational institutions to help young people develop the technical, entrepreneurial, and business skills they need to find success in the 21st century economy. We work with these partners to develop programs that work—and that put young people to work.

EDC has supported successful Internet startups in Bosnia and Herzegovina, provided seed funding for small businesses in Kosovo, and helped young people gain employment in Macedonia. For entrepreneurs across the region, EDC’s programs offer more than just jobs—they help build better lives.


Resources

Reports

In this action memo, we consider proposals for more effective donor investment in school health and nutrition.

Fact sheets

Overview of EDC's higher education institution experience providing market-relevant job skills for youth, resulting in successful entry points into the world of work.

Reports

This program note summarizes key gender issues in livelihoods and workforce development programs and discusses EQUIP3's approach to addressing gender, using examples from specific EQUIP3 youth projects to illustrate lessons learned.

Reports

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

White papers

The Learning Generation Initiative strategy is a comprehensive road map that outlines our vision and strategic initiatives.

Reports

Beginning in 2011, with an agreement formed through the USAID EQUIP3 program, EDC developed a tailored approach to youth development and education in this small, landlocked Eastern European country

Toolkits

Addressing Corruption in Education: A Toolkit for Youth from Youth was developed in the framework of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Europe & Eurasia Social Legacy Program (E&E SLP).

White papers

Save Our Future, a global coalition, rallied diverse voices amid the COVID-19 pandemic, emphasizing the vital link between education and the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals.

Reports

This report outlines the need to work together with new and unlikely allies, other than education actors alone, to reimagine how our interconnected systems—health, education, economic development, and the protection of our planet—can work toward Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education and beyond.

Reports

Transforming the Education Workforce lays out three evidence-based visions for strengthening the education workforce, creating more collaborative learning teams, and transforming education systems into learning systems.