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

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

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

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

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.

Fact sheets

An overview of Our World, Our Work, a 10-year initiative, spearheaded by EDC, that seeks to accelerate youth employment and self-employment in the green and blue economies.

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.

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

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

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.