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.

Reports

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

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 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.

White papers

A discussion paper highlighting the crucial role of youth in driving a just economic transition and accelerating climate change adaptation by connecting local initiatives with global commitments, p

Reports

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

Websites

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.

Reports

The Learning Generation Report presents an action plan to deliver and finance an expansion of educational opportunity for more than 260 million children and youth who are not in school today.

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).

Fact sheets

An overview of EDC’s capacity as a leading international organization working at the nexus of youth workforce development and employment, education, climate change adaptation, and the green economy