Collecting Data on Early Childhood Development in Household Surveys

February 5, 2024 – UNICEF produced guidance on how data can be collected to measure early childhood development outcomes through household surveys. This new publication is meant to guide the collection, analysis, monitoring and reporting of internationally comparable data on key ECD indicators. It contains detailed information on the selected indicators as well as useful guidance on their interpretation for data producers and users. 

Despite recognition of the importance of early childhood development, many countries still lack data on both the status and determinants of early childhood development that are needed to measure progress and to understand how young children are faring.