The “Country Profiles for Early Childhood Development” are developed by UNICEF in collaboration with Countdown to 2030 Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health. The profiles are an attempt to compile, in one place, the available data for country and cross-country monitoring and to provide a baseline against which progress can be monitored.

The profiles are updated bi-annually. An initial set of 91 country profiles was released in May 2018, alongside the launch of the Nurturing Care Framework. The set was expanded and updated to include 138 low- and middle-income countries in 2019. In 2020, the existing profiles for 138 countries were updated and new profiles were developed for 59 high-income countries, yielding profiles for 197 countries. These profiles were updated in 2021 and most recently, 2023. 

The Nurturing Care Framework has created one-page summary sheets per country with 40 indicators relevant to ECD. Translations are available in Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish. The full dataset is available in a downloadable format from UNICEF. 

Countdown to 2030: Early Childhood Development Country Profiles

Learn more about what the Early Childhood Development Country Profiles are about and why they are important. Watch this explanatory video.  The video is available in English, Arabic, French, Russian, and Spanish.

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Explore using the map or select the country name below to download the individual 2023 profiles in PDF format.