DevTech promotes safe, inclusive, and effective learning environments by working with government leaders and international partners to broaden education and training opportunities for children, at-risk youth, and adults. Our practice also focuses on ensuring gender equality and inclusiveness in education and training initiatives. We have designed, supported, and evaluated major education, gender, and youth projects around the world, most notably in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.
We have experience implementing projects that improve job outcomes for youth, expand access to quality education for elementary and secondary school students, contribute to early childhood development and learning, build the capacity of individuals, organizations, and systems, and combat gender-based violence to ensure that all students feel safe. From the implementation of the Safe Schools Program that promoted gender-safe environments for all girls and boys in schools, to our efforts to improve early grade reading outcomes and our work conducting Early Grade Reading Assessments (EGRAs) in Zambia, Venezuela, and Nicaragua, DevTech has varied expertise in providing educational services to children and youth. In 2021, we undertook the first national scale EGRA assessment of Grade 2 learners in Zambia. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we conducted virtual EGRAs in Venezuela, overcoming a challenging socio-political context to collect, analyze, and disseminate learning outcomes.
DevTech is also at the forefront of inclusive educational programing. The USAID Morocco Inclusive Education Teacher Training Activity, which DevTech began implementing in 2022, seeks to ensure that all deaf children in the country have access to quality education. Additionally, DevTech has significant experience in conducting gender-based analyses, integrating gender in development projects across a variety of sectors, and delivering short-term technical assistance and training on gender.
DevTech’s rich history in monitoring and evaluation intersects with our education, gender, and youth practice through our skilled technical evaluations. Our most recent work in this area includes the evaluation of USAID’s Advance Performance Evaluation in Jamaica and USAID’s CATALYZE EduFinance Project across five African countries, which is currently underway. In addition to evaluating projects financed by USAID, the U.S. Department of Labor, and other development agencies, DevTech assists national governments in reviewing school curricula and reaching goals in areas such as gender equity and educational achievement.
Find out more about our Education, Gender, and Youth work by reading the case studies and Insights articles included below. Learn more about our current and past projects by exploring DevTech’s Projects Dashboard