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.



This document highlights lessons learned in implementing the youth mapping development model internationally.


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.

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.


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


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


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).


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.