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Assessing the ECD needs of six USAID Missions in Africa
ECD Measure Newsletter, October 2020
Quarterly newsletter from ECD Measure announcing the launch of Phase 2 of the Consortium and including the latest blog posts from the ECD Measure team, as well as other recent resources on ECE data and measurement.
Announcing Phase 2: Working Together for Early Childhood Evidence
Blog post by Abbie Raikes, Director of ECD Measure, announcing the launch of Phase 2 of the Consortium along with a new name — Together for Early Childhood Evidence — and a new website to serve as the online hub for participating country teams.
Reflecting on progress from Phase 1 of CPDMA
An update on progress in Phase 1 of CPDMA, during which four country teams (Liberia, Rwanda, South Africa and Ethiopia) worked together to map out their ECE data systems and develop plans to use data to improve outcomes for young children.
CPDMA Convenes Consortium-wide Conference in Kigali, Rwanda
ECD Measure and CPDMA Taskforce teams meet in Mauritius for ECD Leadership Capacity Building Workshop
Liberia begins its journey toward a pre-primary data system
Liberia is at a critical moment for early childhood education. According to the 2019 UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report, 88 percent of Liberian children are enrolled in an ECE program at least one year before primary school entry. However, it is common for overage children to enter ECE programs; nearly 50 percent of pre-primary learners are 6 years of age or older.
Consortium on Pre-Primary Data and Measurement in Africa Kicks Off at CIES in San Francisco
On April 15, 2019, the Consortium for Pre-Primary Data and Measurement in Africa (CPDMA) held a kick-off breakfast at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) annual conference in San Francisco, USA. CPDMA, funded by USAID and convened by ECD Measure Group, is building a global consortium on data and measurement in early childhood, driven by the experiences of five taskforce countries in sub-Saharan Africa (Ethiopia, Liberia, Rwanda, Senegal, and South Africa).