Since its inception, ECDAN has been tasked with making resources, guidance, evidence, and lessons learned accessible to all.

The ECD Knowledge Gateway serves as a central point for implementers, policymakers, researchers, and advocates to learn from what others are doing by providing links to the latest reports, guidelines, case studies, and more. 


Learn why each of the following themes are important during the first eight years of a child’s life and how the latest guidance can be used by all relevant stakeholders.


Search for the most recent technical resources to stay informed and make use of the latest guidance.

Overview of the Situation of Early Childhood Development in the Middle East and North Africa Region

UNICEF's latest 67-page report provides a detailed overview of the challenges and opportunities facing young children in this area. With insights from international databases, this report is essential for policymakers, development partners, and stakeholders looking to create positive change.
April 18, 2024

Financing Tools and Country Profiles Available on OECD's Website

OECD's website has latest data in a range of easy to view formats from high level overviews to country and sector specific data. Preliminary data from 2023 is available.
April 12, 2024

Cost of Inaction Tool

The Cost of Inaction tool is an advocacy resource that can help quantify the potential economic benefits that are lost when governments fail to invest in early childhood interventions.
April 12, 2024

Online Learning for Special Education

Thousands of schools worldwide use HelpKidzLearn’s award-winning, accessible software to enable students of all abilities to play, learn and have an inclusive education.
March 28, 2024

South Africa’s 2030 Strategy for Early Childhood Development Programmes

The early years of every child’s life provide the foundations for their future flourishing and success. In recognition of this, in the National Development Plan 2030 (NDP), government committed to universal access to early childhood development (ECD) by 2030, including […]
March 14, 2024
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Country Profiles

The Countdown to 2030 country profiles present the latest evidence to assess progress in improving the health of women, children, and adolescents. Information is searchable by country and available in a downloadable format. The latest country profiles were published in 2023. 

Recent Webinars

ECDAN’s virtual learning events feature partners’ promising practices and offer ideas on how others can align their work with current trends and build on existing resources.

Cost of Inaction Tool

The Cost of Inaction Tool was developed by ECDAN partners as an advocacy resource. It is an online calculator that can quantify the potential economic benefits lost by failing to invest in early childhood interventions. Parameters can be adjusted and the results displayed in different ways—in dollars, as a percentage of GDP, and as a benefit:cost ratio. The simulation pulls available data from 185 countries and all regions of the world. 

ECDAN’s collaborative initiatives have generated additional resource materials and guidance.

Learn more about these initiatives and access materials on specific topics such as parenting, childcare, measurement of ECD outcomes, and more to guide your policy and programming work. 

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