Education For Employment (EFE)

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Education For Employment (EFE)

EIN: 82-0578781


Our mission is to create job opportunities for unemployed youth in the Middle East and North Africa by providing world-class professional and technical training that leads directly to career-building jobs.

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President & CEO

Mr. Andrew Baird

Main address

1660 L Street NW Suite 460

Washington, DC 20036 USA

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Subject area info

Vocational education

Adult education

Education services


Youth development

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Population served info

Young adults

Young women

Young men

People of Middle Eastern descent

People of African descent

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NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

With nearly 1 in 4 youth in MENA unemployed, EFE is providing youth in the Middle East and North Africa the skills they need to land their first job or start a business.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Job Training and Placement

EFE's distinctive core model provides skills training to unemployed youth.

Population(s) Served

The Pathways training program was designed to prepare job seekers with self-knowledge allowing them to identify their strengths and their areas for improvement, to efficiently organize their job search, to write a compelling CV that highlights their assets and is in line with their professional aspirations, to prepare for job interviews, and to develop a professional network.

Population(s) Served

EFE’s entrepreneurship program prepares young people for self-employment and imparts skills needed to start small new businesses, as well as links youth to financing, mentoring and other services.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of program graduates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Numbers for 2022 will be finalized after Q1 2023.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

EFE works to ensure every young person in MENA has the opportunity to engage in meaningful employment.

The EFE Network is made up of locally-run EFE Affiliates which train youth and link them to the world of work. We leverage local insight and programming experience with global resources and expertise. Linkages between EFE Affiliates create economies of scale and learning to accelerate youth employment solutions across the region.

Along with nine locally-run EFE Affiliates, EFE-Global works with partners in the public, private and NGO sectors to build their capacity to deliver market-relevant, demand-driven programming in order to address youth unemployment on a larger scale.

EFE has connected over 155,000 youth to the world of work across MENA. EFE youth are building their futures through self-employment and in sectors such as retail, hospitality, food and beverage, tech, and health care. They become coders, engineers, nurses, entrepreneurs, oil rig technicians, bankers, and more.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection


Education For Employment (EFE)
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.75 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.7 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 13% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Education For Employment (EFE)

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Education For Employment (EFE)’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$256,135 -$108,076 $67,456 -$133,576 $1,176,077
As % of expenses -5.0% -1.8% 1.0% -2.7% 22.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$271,409 -$182,873 -$6,919 -$203,299 $1,161,780
As % of expenses -5.3% -3.0% -0.1% -4.1% 21.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $5,801,895 $5,980,832 $6,489,690 $4,854,362 $6,990,707
Total revenue, % change over prior year 9.8% 3.1% 8.5% -25.2% 44.0%
Program services revenue 11.8% 24.0% 24.8% 8.4% 8.6%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 29.0% 14.9% 17.8% 17.9% 21.1%
All other grants and contributions 61.1% 61.1% 57.4% 73.7% 70.2%
Other revenue -2.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $5,152,417 $5,930,379 $6,730,365 $4,911,263 $5,308,897
Total expenses, % change over prior year -1.9% 15.1% 13.5% -27.0% 8.1%
Personnel 31.8% 31.6% 26.3% 39.1% 35.9%
Professional fees 4.2% 2.9% 3.9% 7.3% 9.6%
Occupancy 3.5% 3.0% 2.3% 2.7% 2.5%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 51.5% 49.8% 56.2% 41.3% 43.0%
All other expenses 8.9% 12.8% 11.2% 9.5% 8.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $5,167,691 $6,005,176 $6,804,740 $4,980,986 $5,323,194
One month of savings $429,368 $494,198 $560,864 $409,272 $442,408
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $71,366 $18,529
Total full costs (estimated) $5,597,059 $6,499,374 $7,365,604 $5,461,624 $5,784,131

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 3.5 3.5 1.1 4.4 5.1
Months of cash and investments 3.5 3.5 1.1 4.4 5.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -0.1 -0.4 -0.4 -1.1 1.6
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $1,506,045 $1,753,162 $597,725 $1,798,534 $2,269,298
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $633,033 $444,591 $1,576,995 $613,860 $1,562,500
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $55,158 $55,158 $57,540 $60,847 $67,126
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 86.3% 93.0% 94.9% 92.4% 86.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 16.3% 9.3% 19.3% 30.8% 14.7%
Unrestricted net assets -$35,352 -$218,225 -$225,144 -$428,443 $733,337
Temporarily restricted net assets $2,245,249 $2,403,778 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $2,245,249 $2,403,778 $2,095,647 $2,172,322 $2,625,555
Total net assets $2,209,897 $2,185,553 $1,870,503 $1,743,879 $3,358,892

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
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President & CEO

Mr. Andrew Baird

Andrew Baird is the President & CEO of the global hub of the Education For Employment Network (EFE-Global). Previously, Andrew was the Program Area Director, Workforce and Economic Development Group for RTI International, where he led a team of 130 employees and a $150 million portfolio. There, he provided leadership, strategic direction and technical support in workforce development, livelihoods, entrepreneurship, youth, and other areas closely related to EFE's work. Andrew brings to EFE more than twenty-five years of experience in advancing private sector-led strategies to create inclusive employment and livelihoods around the world - including in several countries where EFE operates. He co-founded the Global Center for Youth Employment, a membership-based organization devoted to developing collective solutions to the challenges of youth employment. Andrew is a skillful business development expert and has managed a number of long-term donor-funded projects. He has held leadership positions in a range of organizations in the field and home offices of RTI International, Making Cents International, Chemonics International, and the Peace Corps. Andrew holds a BA from The College of Wooster and an MA from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Education For Employment (EFE)

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Highest paid employees

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Board of directors
as of 03/03/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr. Ron Bruder

Education For Employment

Samer Khoury

Luay Abu-Ghazaleh

Anis Aclimandos

Carol Bellamy

Andrea Brentan

Mary Dedinsky

Alton Frye

Tariq Hassan

Cynthia Muller

Nayla Rizk

Yorick van Slingelandt

Noor Sweid

Karthik Venkataraman

Zineb Guessous

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/1/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/03/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.


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