The UNICEF ECE Accelerator Simulation Modelling and Costing tool is a downloadable excel based platform which aims to support countries in estimating needs to ensure universal access to pre-primary education in line with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4.2. The tool provides a detailed projection of the human, infrastructural, and financial resources needed to meet country targets for the provision of Early Childhood Education (ECE) as defined by national Education Sector Plans (ESP). The projection period covered is 10 years from 2021 (baseline) through 2030. However, this can be changed to any subsequent value in the upcoming years.
The seven basic datasets required for the model to work effectively are :