In collaboration with education and industry partners across Latin America and the Caribbean, EDC creates basic education and workforce development programs that are relevant and tailored to respond to community needs.

Our basic education programs use interactive audio instruction—a concept we pioneered—to reach learners in settings that are both remote and lacking in necessary resources. Our workforce development programs prepare young people for available market opportunities, and we design and implement evidence-based interventions to offer young people a new, more positive course.


Resources

Here are a few of our resources on Latin America and the Caribbean. To see more, visit our Resources section.
Fact sheets

Through WRN Workplace, work-based learning is integrated into EDC’s Work Ready Now program to make learning come alive outside of the classroom.

Studies

EDC’s Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment (SKYE) project in Guyana administered a coaching survey to more than 300 project training graduates. The purposes of the survey were to assess how helpful the coaches were for youth and which aspects of the coaching were most useful for youth when looking for a job, entering the workforce, or starting their own business.

Reports

Technology has proven to be one of the missing links in order to guarantee educational and workforce improvement in developing countries.

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

Reports

This guide provides a conceptual framework, instruments, and tools for designing and implementing youth assessments in developing countries.

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.

Reports

This report analyzes survey data from 200 participants in USAID-funded, EDC-implemented youth programs in North East Kenya and Honduras.

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.

Reports

This study reviews student assessment data collected from 15 EDC projects to determine the impact of interactive radio instruction (IRI) on student achievement in hard-to-reach areas.