As custodian agency of SDG indicator 4.2.1 on ECD, UNICEF was tasked to lead the development of a new measure to track progress against the related target. In response, in 2015 UNICEF initiated a process of methodological development that involved extensive consultations with experts, partner agencies and national statistical authorities. This led to the development of the ECDI2030.
The ECDI2030 captures the achievement of key developmental milestones by children between the ages of 24 and 59 months. Mothers or primary caregivers are asked 20 questions about the way their children behave in certain everyday situations, and the skills and knowledge they have acquired.
Click here to see the questionnaire (in 8 languages), implementation tools, and advocacy video.
• Virtual launch of the ECDI2030, alongside the 2020 country profiles for ECD
Web link: https://data.unicef.org/resources/early-childhood-development-index-2030-ecdi2030/