Report launch: “Leave No Child Behind: Invest in the Early Years”

Date: Thursday, 19 November 2020.

Time: 08:30-10:00 EST / 13:30-15:00 GMT / 14:30-16:00 CET.

Platform: Zoom.

Languages: The event will be held in English, with French, Portuguese and International Sign interpretation. English captioning will be provided.

Register online.


Millions of children under the age of five in low- and middle-income countries are at high risk of not achieving their full potential. Marginalised children such as children with disabilities and developmental delays are even more excluded from services, although their developmental gains are the highest.

The research into the financing and implementation of inclusive early childhood development by ten donors examines case studies across 4 countries in sub-Saharan Africa (Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe) and shows severe gaps in services and funding.

The COVID-19 crisis is putting even higher strain on domestic and international resources, but funding for inclusive early childhood development cannot wait: It is essential to support young children’s development, and this development happens during a small time window between birth and the age of five.

Join leaders in the development field when they share the main findings and recommendations of the report. The panelists will also discuss how we all can contribute to fully inclusive, high-quality and equitable early childhood development systems.

Report and launch event co-sponsors:

Light for the World, Open Society Foundations Early Childhood Program, Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN), Global Campaign for Education (GCE) International and US, International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), International Disability Alliance (IDA).

Note: This is not an EENET event. Please contact the organisers directly with any queries.

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