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In the Dominican Republic, USAID addresses improvements to basic education, community participation in public schools, and the proper use of educational resources. The program encourages policy and curriculum reform and enhances human resource development so the Government of the Dominican Republic can meet the education needs of its citizens, resulting in increased competitiveness and future economic growth.

Our goal is to improve the quality of basic education, as measured by student achievement in reading and math, through programs that improve teacher training and effectiveness, school governance and transparency, and national capacity to implement education reform. USAID promotes advocacy for education reform from civil society, private sector, communities, and families.

USAID also supports innovative interventions for at-risk children and youth that provide life skills training resulting in enhanced education and employment opportunities so that Dominican youth can become productive citizens.

Last updated: August 25, 2016

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