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Who is ECDAN?

The Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN) was set up in 2016 by UNICEF, the World Bank, and more than 80 other partners. ECDAN is a global platform to drive collective action so that ALL young children are safe, well nourished, healthy, happy, and learning. 

ECDAN’s 2020-2023 strategy has three strategic objectives, described below. 

Advocate and communicate

Increase and sustain international and domestic political support for increased investments in evidence-based ECD policies and programs to ensure that all young children thrive.

Learn and share

Increase access to and use of evidence-based knowledge to advance ECD policy and practice.

Coordinate, connect, and align

Improve alignment, coordination, and collaboration on common goals among ECD stakeholders and across sectors and increase collaborative initiatives.