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Leave no child behind, Invest in the early years

“Light for the World” with its partners, supported by the Early Childhood Program of the Open Society Foundations, has launched the study “Leave no child behind. Invest in the early years” to uncover trends and strategic commitments in aid for inclusive ECD, on September 12th, 2019 at the UNESCO International Forum on Inclusion and Equity in Education in Cali, Colombia.

Millions of children under the age of five living 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, equitable and inclusive early childhood development (ECD) can help mitigate this risk and smooth the pathway for the most marginalized to access their rights.

You can access the summary report of the study at the following link:

https://www.light-for-the-world.org/sites/lfdw_org/files/download_files/lftw_summary_leave_no_child_behind_invest_in_the_early_years_access.pdf