Think20, an official Engagement Group of the G20, published a policy brief titled ‘Developing Comprehensive and Responsive Systems of Early Child Development, Education, and Care’ on July 17th, 2023. Jyotsna Jha, Madhusudhan BV Rao, and Neha Ghatak from CBPS have contributed to this policy brief.
The policy brief outlines the current challenges faced in realising Target 4.2 of Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG-4): “By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education.” The challenges range from rapid urbanisation restricting children’s independence of movement to adopting governmental policies that address Early Childhood Development (ECD) through an intersectional lens, alongside leadership for horizontal and vertical coordination.
The two core recommendations outlined in the policy brief are:
To read the full policy brief, click here.