Collecting Data on Early Childhood Development in Household Surveys

Investments in early childhood development (ECD) are recognized as one of the most cost-effective strategies to promote inclusive economic growth, expand equal opportunities and eradicate extreme poverty. Despite this, many countries still lack data on both the status and determinants of ECD that are needed to measure progress and to understand how young children are faring.

This new publication is meant to guide the collection, analysis, monitoring and reporting of internationally comparable data on key ECD indicators that can be produced through household surveys. It contains detailed information on the selected indicators as well as useful guidance on their interpretation for data producers and users.