Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
EDC is a global nonprofit organization that designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. Working with public-sector and private partners, they harness the power of people and systems to improve education, health promotion and care, workforce preparation, communications technologies, and civic engagement.
EDC conducts 350 projects in 35 countries around the world.
Their services include research, training, educational materials and strategy, with activities ranging from seed projects to large-scale national and international initiatives. EDC enjoys a worldwide reputation for its excellence in program and fiscal management and for the impact of its work.
Areas of Expertise
Research and Evaluation
Professional Development, Training, and Technical Assistance
Technology Research and Applications
Curriculum and Material Development
Global Learning/International Basic Education
EDC is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. Most fundamentally, this means that no profit accrues to any individual. Their work is supported through grants and contracts from a variety of sources, including U.S. and foreign government agencies, private foundations, nonprofit organizations, universities, and corporations. As a publicly supported, publicly accountable organization, they have a special obligation to carry out work of the highest quality and integrity.
While the issues they address are diverse, all that they do is united by their conviction that learning is the liberating force in human development. They are committed to education that builds knowledge and skill, makes possible a deeper understanding of the world, and engages learners as active, problem-solving participants.
Project planning and design
Technology research and integration
Curriculum and materials development
Training and technical assistance
Organizational capacity building
EDC’s work is organized by individually funded projects that are housed in the three divisions: Health and Human Development, International Development, and Learning and Teaching. Project staff work within and across these entrepreneurial divisions to address specific challenges and build multi-faceted responses. This structure provides EDC with the flexibility to respond quickly to new opportunities and to meet a variety of complex challenges.