Curriculum Development


We are an industry leader in developing evidence-based, tested, and customized curriculum packages that contribute to improved socio-economic outcomes for youth, women, smallholder farmers, aspiring entrepreneurs, refugees, and other vulnerable populations. We transfer skills and produce behavior change through an applied learning methodology that promotes and facilitates engaging, self-reinforcing, and immediately applicable learning. The curricula bring real-life experience and challenges into a safe learning environment through simulations, structured discussions, participatory exercises, and peer-learning techniques.


We collaborate with local service providers to develop new or adapt existing curricula

to match specific project objectives and local environments. Our support typically includes:


  • Assessment of needs and skills – we assess the capacity of direct beneficiaries; the availability, skills, and knowledge of trainers and coaches; and the capacity of potential trainees.

  • Training in a cascade model – we develop and adapt curricula and trainings for master trainers and coaches that strengthen their facilitation skills, build expertise in specific content, allow them to practice their skills and new knowledge, and help them to offer additional, ongoing support to trainers and coaches.


Service providers can access a broad range of our off-the-shelf curricula, along with training materials such as facilitator’s guides, laminated work cards, and interactive cognitive manipulatives. To date, we have developed more than 30 curriculum packages in 60 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and North America. More than 1 million people have benefitted from the training courses we have delivered through 7,000+ certified trainers and coaches.

Client Testimonials

Ugandan Master Coach

"The Master Coaching process has taught me to relate what is happening in the field to the bigger picture. Through this process I’ve learned that everything that happens in the field has to play a small role in helping us achieve the bigger picture."

Tanzanian Youth

"After the training I started a business in poultry because I realized that no one in our community sells eggs."

Syrian Refugee Woman

“When I came to Jordan, I felt like my career had been stolen away from me. MYF [business training] gave me the motivation to go back after having stopped for so long."

Project Examples

Ready, Resourceful, Risk Aware (Triple R): OVC, Adolescent Girls, and Young Women/ Insika Ya Kusasa


Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition Activity (ICAN)


Support to Anti-Corruption Champion Institutions (SACCI) Program


East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP)


Kenya Crops and Dairy Market Systems Activity (KCDMS)


Agribusiness Competitiveness Activity in Tajikistan (ACAT)


Increasing Impact through Youth Engagement in Agriculture


Maximizing Agricultural Revenue and Key Enterprises in Targeted Sites (MARKETS I, Bridge to MARKETS, and MARKETS II)


Rural Youth Economic Empowerment Program (RYEEP)


Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project


Scaling World Class Demand-Driven Training


Youth Empowerment Through Agriculture (YETA)


Economic Strengthening to Keep and Reintegrate Children into Families (ESFAM) Program


Competitiveness, Trade and Jobs (CTJ)

Liberia Agriculture, Upgrading Nutrition, and Child Health (LAUNCH)

Feed the Future: Northern Corridor AVANSE

Entrepreneurship Program for Youth

Your Money Smarter

Lebanon Industry Value Chain Development (LIVCD) Program

Economic Recovery and Development Program

Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Economic Prosperity Initiative (EPI)


Nepal Economic, Agriculture, and Trade Activity (NEAT)

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Program

Expanded and Sustained Access to Financial Services (ESAF) Program

The Power of Girl Networks

Integrated Initiatives for Economic Growth in Mali (IICEM)

Pilot Financial Literacy Project for Adolescent Girls