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Understanding Governance of Early Childhood Development and Education Systems and Services in Low-Income Countries

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  • Hirokazu Yoshikawa
  • Pia Rebello Britto
  • Jan Van Ravens
  • Liliana A. Ponguta
  • Soojin S. Oh
  • Roland Dimaya
  • Richard C. Seder
  • UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
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    Abstract

    Over the past decade, early childhood development and education (ECDE) has received increasing attention. This has led to an influx of scientific, macroeconomic, and rights-based evidence, supporting the importance of equitably implementing quality ECDE programmes and services. Despite the increase in evidence, young children in the developing world still bear the greatest burden of poverty, disease, violence, and risk factors. Recent research suggests that equitable access to quality early childhood services (ECS) can reduce the impact of risk factors and improve outcomes.

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    Paper provided by UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in its series Innocenti Working Papers with number inwopa699.

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    Length: 62
    Date of creation: 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:ucf:inwopa:inwopa699

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    Keywords: early childhood; education; governance; low income communities; social services;

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