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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

The first years of a child's life build the foundations for their learning and development that allow them to succeed in school and beyond. The early childhood education (ECE) research portfolio aims to use research to support the strengthening of ECE systems to ensure all children have a strong start to life. This is being achieved through implementation research into quality assurance mechanisms; benchmarking of early childhood education systems; secondary research into what works, how and in what context to improve equitable access to and learning quality in pre-primary education; as well as research on gender-transformative early childhood education systems. 

Publications

COVID-19: A reason to double down on investments in pre-primary education
Publication

COVID-19: A reason to double down on investments in pre-primary education

This paper summarizes the recent UNICEF analysis on investing in early childhood education in developing countries. It provides a benefit-cost analysis of investments in pre-primary education in 109 developing low- and middle-income countries and territories, using data from 2008 to 2019.

Project team

Mathieu Brossard

UNICEF Innocenti

Ghalia Ghawi

UNICEF Innocenti

Bella Baghdasaryan

UNICEF Innocenti

Benjamin Blevins

UNICEF Innocenti

Ruoyu Li (李若愚)

UNICEF Innocenti

Stefania Vindrola

UNICEF Innocenti

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education