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Leave no child behind: Invest in the early years

Millions of children under the age of five in low- and middle-income countries are at high risk of not achieving their full potential. Multiple factors influence this risk, including health, nutrition, security and safety, responsive caregiving, early learning opportunities, and access to safe water, sanitation and other basic services. High-quality and timely early childhood interventions (ECI) as well as equitable and inclusive early childhood development (ECD) can help mitigate this risk and smooth the pathway for the most marginalised children to access their rights.

These reports are part of an extensive research project made possible with generous funding by the Early Childhood Programme of the Open Society Foundations. 

It provides an overview and new findings on the state of inclusive early childhood development (ECD) in sub-Saharan Africa, the region with the highest proportion of children at risk of not meeting their developmental milestones.

The research focused on 4 countries in sub-Saharan Africa: Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

10 donors were analysed in terms of their investment in early childhood development: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, United States; European Union, Global Partnership for Education, World Bank, UNICEF.

All Documents are accessible and listed in the following manner:

  • Summary Report
  • Global Report
  • Recipient Country Case Studies
  • Donor Profiles
Leave No Child Behind Summary Report English

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Leave No Child Behind Summary Report French

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Leave No Child Behind Summary Report Portuguese

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Leave No Child Behind Global Report English

pdf – 6 MB

Leave No Child Behind Country Case Study Burkina Faso English

pdf – 3 MB

Leave No Child Behind Country Case Study Burkina Faso French

pdf – 2 MB

Leave No Child Behind Country Case Study Mozambique English

pdf – 2 MB

Leave No Child Behind Country Case Study Mozambique Portuguese

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Leave No Child Behind Country Case Study Zambia English

pdf – 2 MB

Leave No Child Behind Country Case Study Zimbabwe English

pdf – 2 MB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile Worldbank English

pdf – 168 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile Worldbank French

pdf – 372 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile Worldbank Portuguese

pdf – 373 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile UNICEF English

pdf – 89 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile UNICEF French

pdf – 435 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile UNICEF Portuguese

pdf – 464 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile GPE English

pdf – 137 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile GPE French

pdf – 152 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile GPE Portuguese

pdf – 239 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile EU English

pdf – 158 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile EU French

pdf – 373 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile EU Portuguese

pdf – 349 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile Canada English

pdf – 193 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile Canada French

pdf – 394 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile Canada Portuguese

pdf – 390 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile Belgium English

pdf – 120 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile Belgium French

pdf – 346 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile Belgium Portuguese

pdf – 317 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile Germany English

pdf – 182 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile Germany French

pdf – 206 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile Germany Portuguese

pdf – 289 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile UK English

pdf – 108 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile UK French

pdf – 473 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile UK Portuguese

pdf – 523 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile US Aid English

pdf – 133 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile US Aid French

pdf – 301 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile US Aid Portuguese

pdf – 311 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile France English

pdf – 104 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile France French

pdf – 225 KB

Leave No Child Behind Donor Profile France Portuguese

pdf – 296 KB