presented at the 2015 Asia-Pacific Regional ECD Conference Beijing, China
Title: From Measurement to Action- Using programmatic assessments to promote ‘Quality in ECD’: Model Exemplars from Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, and U.A.E.
The importance of improving the quality of early years programmes has been internationally recognised. The Dakar Framework for Action, Education for All: Meeting Our Collective Commitments representing 164 countries contains six goals, the first of which is, “expanding and improving comprehensive early childhood care and education, especially for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has been supporting Early Childhood Development (ECD) initiatives for many years, and recognizes this critical long-term impact of quality ECD. Aga Khan Education Services (AKES), an agency of the AKDN, supports 160 ECD programmes in Middle East, Asia and East Africa that serve approximately 22,000 children.