Early Childhood Development (ECD) is a challenge faced by many countries in Asia. Across the region, local priorities, challenges, and models can be very different, with varying outcomes.
The Regional ECD Research project will map the current ECD landscape for children aged 0-6 in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, and China. In particular, the study will examine existing parenting and early learning models, identify common measurement tools to evaluate their effectiveness, and provide targeted recommendations to improve outcomes in the region.
The study will focus on the World Bank’s 25 Key Interventions essential to child growth and development and on 5 key intervention areas: nutrition, health, water and sanitation, education, and social protection.
The research will be led by the Centre for Evidence and Implementation and in collaboration with APC members and the Centre for Holistic Initiatives for Learning and Development (CHILD).