With a wave of investment transforming Africa’s educational, economic, and physical infrastructure, a bright future lies ahead for the continent’s 1 billion people. But realizing this promise will require innovative solutions to some persistent challenges, including conflict, illiteracy, and health crises.

EDC is committed to improving the lives of people across Africa. Our programs build entrepreneurship and economic opportunity, support ambitious education reform efforts, and develop solutions to pervasive public health issues, including HIV/AIDS. Across all of our work, we consult regional partners to create meaningful, effective programs that are informed by local contexts and are designed to be sustainable long into the future.


Experts

Brenda Bell
Senior International Technical Advisor
EDC's Susan Bruckner staff portrait
Senior International Technical Advisor
Mary Burns
Senior Learning Technologist
Erik Butler
Distinguished Scholar
Cornelia Janke
Senior International Technical Advisor
Alisha Keirstead staff portrait
Senior Business Development Advisor | Project Director
Jennifer Kennedy
Deputy Chief of Party
Carrie Lewis
Senior Technical Advisor
Elizabeth Miller Pittman
International Curriculum and Training Specialist
Simon Richmond
Project Director | Applied Technology Specialist
Melanie Sany
Director, International Youth and Workforce Development
Lisa Hartenberger Toby
Senior International Technical Advisor
Jim Vetter
Associate Director

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on Africa. To see more, visit our Resources section.
Reports

This final report summarizes the evaluation of the impact of EDC’s Early Childhood Caregiver Professional Development and Certification Program in Rwanda.

Reports

This factsheet describes the development and implementation of the Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC), which was included as part of the Akazi Kanoze 2 (AK2) Project, a youth work-readiness program

Reports

EDC conducted a research study in the Democratic Republic of Congo to test the effects of teacher knowledge and practice on student learning.

Reports

This cost analysis study of the Akazi Kanoze 2 work readiness program in Rwanda was carried out from October 2015 to October 2017.

Reports

This report studies the cost-effectiveness of information communication technology (ICT) in community schools during the Time to Learn project.

Reports

This report summarizes the results of a small-scale evaluation EDC conducted in collaboration with Mali’s Ministry of National Education to examine the effectiveness of a balanced literacy approach.

Reports

EDC conducted a randomized controlled trial in Year 5 of the Akazi Kanoze (AK) project to measure whether, as a result of the project, youth showed a measurable change in employability and employme

Toolkits

This toolkit provides program designers with information on how to develop and implement effective early childhood interactive audio instruction (IAI) programs in a range of settings.

Videos

Young people around the world are landing jobs and founding businesses thanks to EDC’s workforce preparation programs. Phoebe Iragena, a young woman from Rwanda, is just one participant who is making use of her new skills. She recently opened her own clothing shop in Kigali.

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.