This study is intended for home visiting program managers who want to understand the implementation challenges facing the workforce and learn how to overcome them. The country-level analysis and actionable policy recommendations in the study will be useful also for policymakers who want to improve the quality and scale of early childhood development services.
By Alison Bukhari and Maharshi Vaishnav of Educate Girls
[Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of blogs written by the Educate Girls team and addressing key themes facing CEI innovators and their supporters: how to become an outcomes-focused organization, navigate the path to scale, tackle structural inequality, and help marginalized children get the education they deserve.]Read more
This practice paper is primarily aimed at businesses, entrepreneurs, start-ups and not for profits interested in designing and taking to market education innovations that aim to reach poor and marginalised children in Pakistan.
Child care workers, preschool teachers, teacher assistants, social workers, community health workers, nurses — these are just a sampling of the many women and men who work with our youngest children to ensure their healthy development. We know that these individuals, collectively comprising the early childhood workforce, need to be better supported, but how?Read more
The Early Childhood Workforce Initiative (ECWI) is a global, multi-sectoral effort to mobilize countries and international partners to support and empower those who work with families and children under age 8. This initiative is jointly led by Results for Development (R4D) and the International Step by Step Association (ISSA), and supported by a consortium of funders including Bernard van Leer Foundation, Open Society Foundations, ELMA Foundation, and Jacobs Foundation.
The past year at Results for Development, which founded and manages CEI, brought a bevy of new tools, insights, and impact. As we now embark on 2018, we wanted to share a few of our most viewed stories from the last 12 months. The following 10 blogs are jam-packed with practical, how-to guidance and some surprising takeaways. If there are specific topics you would like to hear about, let us know in the comments section below. And please consider subscribing to get the best of R4D Insights delivered directly to your inbox.Read more
Since it was founded in 2008, R4D has invited prominent individuals with significant experience in the global development community or in implementing national reforms in their own countries to act as advisors and work alongside R4D staff. Recognizing the strategic importance of this role, R4D decided to reinvigorate its senior fellow program in 2017.Read more
When a child glides a paintbrush across a canvas to compose a lake, or sculpts an elephant from clay, something magical happens. That magic is not found in the finished product, its unimportant whether the painting resembles a real lake, or if the elephant’s trunk is proportional to its body. The magic is in the process of creating.Read more