In the Middle East, EDC is building teacher capacity and professionalism, an important step toward ensuring that students have access to high-quality educators and teaching methods. We have also helped draft technology implementation plans for ministries of education and led projects to rebuild schools in disrepair.

Our workforce development programs in the region have enabled women and out-of-school youth to learn the skills needed for economic prosperity. Through support for vocational training centers, career counseling, and implementation of our Work Right Now! curricula, EDC is giving more people a viable path to employment.



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


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.


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.


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

Ruwwad is a Palestinian Youth Empowerment Project, implemented by EDC and funded by USAID.


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


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

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.


Interactive audio instruction (IAI) is a distance-learning technology that provides educational services, often to schools and school systems worldwide.


This resource focuses on building high-quality teaching and learning within a distance-based system.