Education Development Center

  • I Implementer


Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, they have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world. With expertise in areas such as suicide prevention, early childhood development and learning, and youth workforce development, EDC collaborates with public and private partners to create, deliver, and evaluate programs, services, and products. This work includes: creating resources such as curricula, toolkits, and online courses that offer engaging learning experiences, conducting formative and summative evaluations of initiatives, applying expertise in capacity building, professional development, and training and technical assistance, providing policy advisement, information documents, and research and analysis, conducting qualitative and quantitative studies to inform our programs and assess their impact. From in-depth research endeavors to district- and country-wide reform initiatives, our programs provide individuals, families, and communities with the knowledge, skills, and support they need to achieve a better future.

Primary Functions

  • Program/Project Implementation

Secondary Functions

  • N/A

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed


  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Secondary completion


  • Early childhood development
  • Other

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Vocational training


  • School quality


  • STEM

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • HIV and STIs
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls’ education funders

Current girls' education partners

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Locations and contact information Back to Top


Education Development Center

Headquarters location(s)

  • Waltham, Massachusetts, United States of America

Office location(s)

  • United States of America

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • Bolivia, Plurinational State of
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Colombia
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ghana
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Indonesia
  • Jordan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Myanmar
  • North Macedonia
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Viet Nam
  • Zambia

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