Collecting Data on Early Childhood Development in Household Surveys


This publication is meant to guide the collection of reliable, internationally comparable data on key ECD indicators, the selection of which was informed by the Nurturing Care Framework.

While data on ECD come from different sources, this publication focuses on those that can be produced through household surveys. Detailed information on the selected indicators is provided along with guidance for the collection, analysis, monitoring and reporting on these indicators at national and global levels.

In cases where an indicator refers to a wider age range, the indicator metadata includes a suggested age range most relevant for the period of early childhood.