Goal 3: Measuring Early Childhood Development

  • Advance new mechanisms to measure early childhood development that take into account different dimensions of child development (i.e., physical, cognitive) and allow countries to monitor changes over time. These measurement mechanisms should have national coverage and allow countries to disaggregate data according to ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geographic area, gender or other demographic indicators.
  • For this purpose, countries must develop national early childhood development surveys grounded on a solid institutional framework, that ensure that data collection and analysis inform early childhood development policies. Ideally, countries’ ECD measurement systems should allow for international comparisons, particularly within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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