Early Childhood Development in East Africa
Foundation and bilateral/multilateral support for early childhood development
Visualizing early childhood development efforts within a broader context
About the Project
Early childhood, spanning eight years of age, is a crucial time in a child’s development. Ensuring healthy social, cognitive, physical, and emotional development for young children hinges on many factors, including access to adequate nutrition, healthcare, and a safe, nurturing home environment.
Despite global progress, children born into poverty are almost twice as likely to die before the age of five. According to UNICEF, available data suggest very low early childhood development (ECD) coverage across Eastern Africa. Global philanthropic foundations and other donor organizations can play a critical role in promoting and supporting the full development of children in this region.
Developed by Foundation Center with generous support from the Bernard van Leer Foundation, this interactive funding map is built on Foundation Maps, Foundation Center’s premier data visualization platform and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world. It provides a big picture view of foundation and bi/multilateral funding for early childhood development in Eastern Africa. It also allows for drilling into grant and disbursement details and can be overlaid with one of three key country-level indicators.
The funding map aims to help foundations, NGOs, policymakers, and other stakeholders working in early childhood development see their work within a broader context, understand what peers are doing, identify gaps in funding, compare foundation funding and bi/multilateral aid, develop funding strategies, and find partners for collaboration.
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