IDD Media Coverage

Find out about EDC’s international development work around the world from these local and international news outlets.

Guyana Times
May 25, 2012

The Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment (SKYE) Project has entered its next phase of development after a two-day training seminar that was hosted at the Regency Hotel on Wednesday and Thursday. The seminar saw 20 youths from Regions 4, 6, 9, and 10 being trained in community-mapping procedures.

SKYE Participants Trained in Community-Mapping Procedures
May 25, 2012

Before joining EDC, Cornelia Janke worked for the Redlands Christian Migrant Association in Florida managing child-care and education services for migrant families. Her desire to make education possible for vulnerable populations led her to EDC in the mid-1990s. “It's gratifying to know that our work really does facilitate access to life-changing opportunities,” she says.

Strengthening Learning in Fragile States
Diario Tiempo
May 15, 2012


Mejorando la educación para trabajar, aprender y superarse (METAS), un proyecto asociado con el mecanismo EQUIP3, les permitirá a jóvenes marginados en Honduras adquirir acceso a una educación básica actualizada y a sistemas de capacitación técnica que les dejarán satisfacer las necesidades cambiantes de empleadores del sector privado.

Proyecto METAS

April 26, 2012

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Monday met with representatives of Real Development Solutions, which is conducting a labour market assessment aimed at equipping 800 at-risk youth with skills to enter the work force.

Private sector supports USAID project for at-risk youth
Guyana Times
April 24, 2012

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with the support of the Education Development Centre (EDC) on Monday officially launched its Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment (SKYE) training project for trainers.

Educators Being Trained in SKYE Project
Education Week
April 17, 2012

In an effort to boost enrollment and improve its public education system, India is turning to the private sector.

The government is planning to open 2,500 new schools under public-private partnerships over the next five years, the first such initiative in the country, according to, a business-news website in India.

"The overall quality of teaching and the learning process remains very low in most places" in India, said Stephen Anzalone, a vice president and director of the Asia Regional Center for the Education Development Center, a nonprofit with headquarters in Waltham, Mass., that develops global education initiatives.

India Pushes Public-Private Ed. Partnerships
April 12, 2012

I don’t know what I’d do with myself if I couldn’t read, so literacy is a cause very close to my heart. Last month I was excited to attend the launch event for a literacy testing tool created by one of InterAction’s members, the Education Development Center (EDC). The tool is called eEGRA, and it’s an electronic version of a paper tool that USAID has been using for years.

Connecting Through Reading
Indian Express
March 26, 2012

Twenty-four individuals from across the country were on Saturday night honoured with the title of ‘Real Hero’. These ordinary persons with extraordinary spirit were felicitated at the fifth edition of the ‘Real Heroes Awards’, a CNN-IBN and Reliance Foundation initiative. Each of the winners was presented with a trophy and Rs 5 lakh cash prize.

Honour for 24 ‘Real Heroes’ of India
March 6, 2012

At the invitation of the Bay Area Economic Club, a hometown boy returned to Escanaba Monday to speak about educating children in developing countries for both humanitarian and national security purposes. Dr. Stephen Anzalone offered insight to educational programs the United States sponsors in foreign countries, also paid for by American tax dollars, he noted.

Former resident travels globe to educate
USAID Frontlines
February 1, 2012

For two decades, Mali has enjoyed remarkable political stability characterized by four rounds of peaceful presidential and legislative elections and the proliferation of civil society organizations and private media outlets. In this sense, the country has been something of an anomaly in a sub-region where neighbors have been plagued by political repression and an absence of democratic freedoms.