USAID Latin America and Caribbean Education Technical Support Services (LAC Ed)
USAID/LAC Office of Regional Sustainable Development (LAC/RSD)
Peru, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, and Haiti
September 2014 – September 2019
Equal access to quality education is a key driver in a country’s journey to self-reliance. Quality education leads to greater economic growth, improved health outcomes, sustained democratic governance, and more peaceful and resilient societies. In recent decades, the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has made progress in increasing enrollment in pre-primary, primary, and secondary education. However, there are still significant gaps in access to and completion of education. Approximately 14 million children and adolescents are out of the education system in the LAC region, and those who do attend school often face serious learning gaps in literacy, numeracy, and other foundational skills. These educational gaps limit access to future employment and other socioeconomic opportunities.
In December 2018, USAID announced a new Private-Sector Engagement (PSE) policy, with a mandate to dramatically expand the Agency’s collaboration with the private sector across its global development portfolio. USAID is deepening engagement with companies, investors, and diverse stakeholders to achieve more sustainable development outcomes worldwide. For USAID, this is a major Agency-wide operational and cultural transformation – one that represents a fundamental shift in the design and delivery of U.S. development and humanitarian assistance.
Under the USAID Latin America and Caribbean Education Technical Support Services (LAC Ed) project, Resonance worked with USAID and LAC countries to strengthen the design, management, and evaluation of regional and bilateral education programs in the region.
Our key activities under LAC Ed included: