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Featuring routes to promoting equity in the post-2015 agenda for sustainable development and promising case studies from around the world
Published in 2016 by the Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development c/o International Step by Step Association Hooglandse Kerkgracht 17 R, 2312 HS Leiden, Netherlands © ISSA 2016 English PRINT, Paperback / Softback ISBN 978-90-9029749-1 English, E-book: PDF without DRM ISBN 978-90-825475-0-4
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This publication was made possible with financial support from World Bank Development Grant Facility (DGF), and from Plan International Australia for printing the original English version.
We would like to thank the following individuals who assisted with and supported this publication: Emis Akbari, Maria Regina A. Alfonso, Kate Anderson, MaryCatherine Arbour, Jill McFarren Aviles, Kathy Bartlett, Jane Bertrand, Antoine Bourguilleau, Leon Charles, Kathy Cologon, Rokhaya Diawara, Nabila Espanioly, Felipe Feldmar, Helen R. Garcia, Marito Garcia, Liana Ghent, Deepa Grover, Youssef Hajjar, Suna Hanöz, Jacqueline Hayden, Yoshie Kaga, Rebecca Kraut, Divya Lata, Anaïs Loizillon, Joan Lombardi, Stephen Lye, Marcela Maria Marzolo Malagarriga, Kerry McCuaig, Katrina McHugh, Matthew Meikle, Francis Romina Duran Mellado, Junko Miyahara, Mary Moran, Xu Na, Anatoliy Naumov, June O’Sullivan, Emma Pearson, Alan Pence, Cristiana Petru-Stefanescu, Sabrina Natasha Premji, Sergei Pshenitsyn, Kerrie Proulx, Abbie Raikes, Rania Saheli, Aliza Salvador, Maureen Samms-Vaughan, Bettina Schwethelm, Sheldon Shaeffer, Sweta Shah, Catherine E. Snow, Gertie Steukers, Marine Sukhudyan, Zsuzsa Szesztai, Nurper Ulkuer, Bregje van Bemmel, Klaas van Blanken, Emily Vargas-Baron, Aune Victor, Donald Wertlieb, Sian Williams, Quentin Wodon, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Karen Askov Zeribi and Louise Zimanyi.
The CG would also like to acknowledge the contributions of the following regional networks: the Arab Resource Collective (ARC); the Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC); the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA); CariChild; the International Center for Education and Human Development (CINDE); and the International Step by Step Association (ISSA).
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