The tool aims to help Ministries and government agencies reflect on the ways in which they can support personnel delivering home visiting programs across sectors for pregnant mothers and caregivers with children under 3. Drawing inspiration from the UNICEF Pre-Primary Diagnostic and Planning Tool, this tool is intended for countries with home visiting programs at either the sub-national or national levels. The scope of this tool includes home visitors who work directly with young children and their families, as well as supervisors and trainers.
In 2015, Research for Development (R4D) reviewed 21 national and global campaigns to find out what works. The publication delves into the lessons learned from six case studies to inform the international early childhood development community on how other sectors have approached advocacy, as well as how specific ECD campaigns achieved national impact.
In 2019 ISSA and R4D introduced a needs assessment tool to support policymakers responsible for policy planning and personnel management of early childhood development programs around the early childhood workforce.