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Holistic Early Childhood Development Index (HECDI) Framework

A technical guide

Holistic Early Childhood Development Index (HECDI) Framework

A TECHNICAL

GUIDE

Published in 2014 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 7, place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France © UNESCO 2014 All rights reserved The designations employed and the presentation of material throughout this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNESCO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.  The ideas and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors; they are not necessarily those of UNESCO and do not commit the Organization.

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Acknowledgements

The HECDI was designed with input from many partners. We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the following individuals and their organizations: Kate Anderson Simons, Brookings Institution Center for Universal Education and Learning Metrics Task Force; Adem Arkadaş, International Children Centre, Bilkent University (Turkey); Caroline Arnold, Aga Khan Foundation representing the Consultative Group on ECCD; José Ignacio Avalos, Un Kilo de Ayuda; Koli Banik, Global Partnership for Education; Danah Belhoul, PhD candidate at Cambridge University, Founder of Mishka Education Services; Nicole Bella, UNESCO (EFA/GMR); Erin Bresnahan, McGill University, Project on Working Families; Pedro Castillo, Un Kilo de Ayuda; Amanda Devercelli, World Bank; Rokhaya Diawara, UNESCO-BREDA regional office (Africa); Patrice Engle, California Polytechnic University; Nicolas Fasel, UNHCR; Maki Hayashikawa, UNESCO; Clyde Hertzman, UBC, Human Early Learning Partnership; Jody Heymann, McGill University, Project on Working Families; Hegazi Idris, UNESCO regional office (Arab States); Selim Iltus, Bernard van Leer Foundation; Yoshie Kaga, UNESCO; Thierry Lambrechts, WHO; Anais Loizillon, UNESCO; Joan Lombardi, Bernard van Leer Foundation; Sheila Manji, Aga Khan Foundation representing the Consultative Group on ECCD; Helia Molina, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile; Albert Motivans, UNESCO Institute for Statistics; Michelle Neumann, World Bank; María Victoria Peralta, OREALC/UNESCO regional office (LAC); Oliver Petrovic, UNICEF; Abbie Raikes, UNESCO; Nirmala Rao, University of Hong Kong; Marc Regnault de la Mothe, WFP; Dominic Richardson, OECD, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Social Policy Division; Nicolas Ruege, UNICEF; Pablo Stansbery, Save the Children (US); Alfredo Tinajero, University of Toronto; Nitika Tolani-Brown, Save the Children (US); Nurper Ulkuer, UNICEF; Mami Umayahara, UNESCO regional office (Asia and Pacific); Ziba Vaghri, UBC, Human Early Learning Partnership; Emily Vargas-Barón, RISE Institute; Emiliana Vegas, World Bank; Donald Wertlieb, Tufts University; Aigly Zafeirakou, Global Partnership for Education; Louise Zimanyi, Consultative Group on ECD.. We would like to extend a special note of gratitude to Jody Heymann, Pablo Stansbery, and Clyde Hertzman, who were especially generous in donating their time and expertise towards the development of HECDI. We dedicate this project in memory of Clyde Hertzman and Patrice Engle, whose contributions to the field of early childhood were both ground-breaking and expansive. They are missed. This document was prepared by Abbie Raikes, with substantial assistance from Stellina Galitopoulou.

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Abbreviations

AIDS

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

ARV

Antiretroviral

BCG

Bacillus Calmette–Guérin

CDC

Center for Disease Control

CEECD

Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development

CESC