Collecting Data on Early Childhood Development in Household Surveys
Many countries lack data on both the status and determinants of ECD that are needed to measure progress and to understand how young children are faring. Establishing effective monitoring and accountability systems of ECD, at both global and country levels, requires high-quality data on key indicators, including data on inputs that can have an influence on developmental outcomes among children, and strong cross-sectoral collaboration among data producers.
This publication is meant to guide the collection of reliable, internationally comparable data on key ECD indicators, the selection of which was informed by the Nurturing Care Framework. While data on ECD come from different sources, this publication focuses on those that can be produced through household surveys. Detailed information on the selected indicators is provided along with guidance for the collection, analysis, monitoring and reporting on these indicators at national and global levels. In cases where an indicator refers to a wider age range, the indicator metadata includes a suggested age range most relevant for the period of early childhood.

Related links:
Global Scales for Early Development
Global Scales for Early Development
Country Profiles for ECD

Organization: UNICEF
Year: 2024
Language: English
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